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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

Gardening Grandma

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.

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

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

Bunny ...
Lots of scent and vibrant colours



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.

Hello I Agree

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