Planting suggestion for border

Sile Ni Bhaoill asked 11 years ago
We have just prepared a border along our driveway. It is about 100 feet long and about 5 feet wide. A mature white thorn hedge is growing at the back which screens the garden from the road. We just planted 10 silver birch trees in the border but the look is quite dark . Some colour is required. Could you recommend some shrubs and flowers to plant between the birch trees.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The border is only 5 feet wide which does not leave much room for shrubs to grow, but you could chose some smaller ones and some large perennial flowers.

Suitable shrubs could include: potentilla, hypericum, kerria, smaller escallonias, hebe, hydrangea, fuchsia and spirea.

Suitable perennials, non-woody, plants could include: phormium, pampas grass and kniphofia.

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