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By Pscott

United Kingdom Gb

I have a north west facing bed at the front of the house about 700mm wide and4 metres long. This is in Edinburgh. Can you suggest shrubs that would be suitable



How about a lavender hedge ( Munstead is a nice compact one ) underplanted with hardy geraniums or bright orange and yellow nasturtiums

15 Feb, 2011


Less than a metre wide is very narrow - most shrubs will spread a minimum of a metre and many need 2 metres for width. If this border is next to a path, then you may not mind the plants spilling over onto it - if its onto lawn, it'll ruin the lawn. If it is onto lawn, I suggest you widen it if you want shrubs, or you'll be restricted to columnar growth types only.

15 Feb, 2011

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