Shrubs for top of rockery

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Marilyn Coyle asked 14 years ago

We have been working on a rockery in our garden and to prevent soil from drifting down onto the rockery from above we thought a line of evergreen shrubs would be ideal. Could you suggest a low growing shrub which doesn’t need pruning for this area. It is a place that receives full sun. We would prefer something low growing because we don’t want to block the view of the upper garden which is small. Marilyn and James

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
A line of the same shrub might not look so great by a rockery because it  would tend to dominate  and  appear too rigid.

Try a mixture of small shrubs that associate well with a rock garden in a sunny position, such as lavender, rock rose, small cistus, halimium, genista and purple sage.