Shrubs will provide year round interest in the garden and there are many that are ‘low maintenance’, once they are in and after initial care while they get settled, they will fill a space and need little attention. They will screen walls, give privacy and provide a haven for wildlife. Again there are shrubs suitable for every situation, shade/sun/damp/windy exposed sites.
Visit local garden centres regularly throughout the year to see what shrubs are looking well during the seasons.
Some easy shrubs for particular situations are:–
Moist soil – Dogwood, Hypericm, (St. John’s Wort), Flowering currant, Viburnum
Open, free draining soil – Berberis, Ceanothus, Cytisus, Lavender, Rosemary
Shaded position – Aucuba, Elderberry, Fatsia, Sarcococca, Skimmia
Coastal area – Eleagnus, Erica, Escallonia, Euonymus, Fuchsia
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