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what low lying shrub/plant could i use as a centre piece in flower border

shropshire, United Kingdom Gb

clay soil, gets good sun shine, will need to be winter hardy, and to be able to cope with winds. cannot be more than 3-4 ft tall



a small purple flowered Parahebe, that would fit the bill as would some of the heathers. Dwarf Hebes also and perhaps some of the slower growing/dwarf conifers. I have a good juniperis that is no more than 2 1/2ft tall by 3ft wide. All of these are also evergreen so good colour all year.
welcome to GoY too.

28 Apr, 2009


Roses cope very well with clay soil and there are some that have been bred to stay small. Any with the names of counties only grow to a couple of feet or so - I have 'Suffolk' which has red flowers

28 Apr, 2009

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