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Need some inspiration!
I have a gap in one of my borders and am lacking in inspiration - all suggestions gratefully received! My backgarden is very small - the border in question is prob a metre deep at most), faces West (border in question gets the sun all afternoon), it's quite windy, I have clay soil and am in the North West. Not ideal conditions I know! I'd like something evergreen, pretty, that will attract wildlife and that won't become a giant (needs to be compact). What do you suggest?



Pieris maybe, if your soil isn't alkaline, there are new varieties which don't get large, or Skimmia, although that needs a male and female to produce berries, and acid soil again. Viburnum davidii if the space is wide enough. Senecio 'Sunshine' (now called Brachyglottis Sunshine, but still found under Senecio).Mahonia aquifolium itself, or a small variety called 'Smaragd', both loved by bees in early spring. Leycesteria formosa, gets taller than the others mentioned here. Photinia 'Little Red Robin' (as opposed to just Red Robin, which gets large). Leucothoe so long as the soil doesn't dry out all the time.

27 Mar, 2012


Thank you, that's really helpful

1 Apr, 2012

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