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15/03/2013 at 08:16

Have been asked to help restore a south facing front garden in a retirment complex. Ideas for plants please. Need to be low enogh not to cover window boxes. already has some roses but a choisia which is dying. Poor soil conditions.

Any suggestions for a planting scheme very welcome please

15/03/2013 at 08:21

Congratulations! It is great the you are willing to help and I hope you have a great time ding the job. I just wondered how much aftercare for this garden would be available.

15/03/2013 at 08:38
Sounds ideal spot for Mediterranean type planting in gravel. Taxus varieties......slow growing narrow like Stamdishii, low mounds like Coppershine...Juniperus Sulphur Spray.
Phormiums, dwarf purple berberis, santolinas, thymes, euonymous Emerald n Gold. Etc low growing bright blue rosemary too.
A couple of grasses and how about some heathers for winter colour.
Mounds, spikes and scent and easy care
15/03/2013 at 10:40

A lot more information is needed here-what size is this area?-what is the budget?-who will maintain it?

And as always a picture helps

15/03/2013 at 10:47
Lots of scent and vibrant colours
15/03/2013 at 11:02

If you go Mediterranean, don't forget lavenders for perfume.  You can get similar coloured flowers from nepeta and forms of salvia if the soil doesn't suit lavenders.

15/03/2013 at 11:42

Hello I Agree

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