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We have a garden close to the sea - can you advise plants for this garden please.

Also, the wind whips through in the winter bringing salt air straight from the sea. We would like to plant some sort of evergreen hedge around the driveway - can you advise what would survive. Many thanks Charlotte



The following are recommended to stand up to salt although the griselinia and olearia would not be hardy in the north of England

Hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn)
Griselinia littoralis
Olearia (daisy bush)
Santolina (cotton lavender)

Crambe maritima (sea kale)
Erynguim (sea holly)
Limonium latifolium (sea lavender)
Armeria maritima (thrift)

2 May, 2009

2 May, 2009


What a lovely place to live, wherever it is. My in-laws lived almost on the beach at Seasalter, and their roses were excellent, although they didn't have hedges. Perhaps a walk around the area, and chats with locals, which is what I did when I moved to an unknown area, would help you.

3 May, 2009

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