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We have removed a very ugly hedge from the top of a low bank outside our house.
We have decided to plant shrubs along it such as dogwood, forsythia and honeysuckle.
Do you have any ideas for plants that will add interest and colour? The bank is north facing.
Would Rosa Rugosa be happy there?



Maybe a low-growing Nandina, which has year-long, colourful leaves and very hardy?

8 Feb, 2017


Mahonia Charity for winter interest. Is it just the side of the bank that is north facing, ie does the top get sun? The rose would be OK ir it gets some sunshine.
David Austin's website has a lot of shrub roses that he says will do well in shady locations.

8 Feb, 2017


Many thanks to both of you for such helpful suggestions. They have all been written down.
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9 Feb, 2017


Dont forget to add a couple of hollies which will give 12 months of interest being evergreen , trim in the winter and use for wreaths & indoor decoration over the holiday period etc ...

Handsworth New Silver is a stunner and has berries


11 Feb, 2017


An excellent idea, holly is now on 'the list.' Thanks so much.

11 Feb, 2017

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