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22/03/2013 at 13:11

Hi,

I’m fairly new to the whole gardening world and need a little advice.

I would like to remove the small fence we have running along the front of our front garden and was thinking of putting in a row of lavender instead as a partition. The problem is that our street can be fairly windy at times and I have read that lavender doesn’t always like this.

So my questions are:

  1. Is it true that lavender doesn’t really like the wind?
  2. What is a good alternative to lavender? I would like something evergreen, flowering and as full of scent...the area is also on the north side of the house so is pretty shaded. On the plus side the soil is normal and seems to drain well.

I am planning on redesigning the front garden with more of a modern theme over the next year (or two!) so something with that feel would be good.

Any help would be appreciated.

THANKS!!

22/03/2013 at 14:13
Don't think wind is a problem for lavender. Shade is though. So. Would not put
Lavender there.
So you have a shady free draining site
What,about sarcoccoca....sweet box? Fragrant and evergreen and easily,pruned. Daphne too?
I think I would plant some ferns, a daphne, a sarcoccoca, a couple of hellebores, a geranium or two and a couple of astrantias
If you have more sun than you so far have suggested it opens up prospect of plantIng say a Potentilla for summer colour
22/03/2013 at 14:17

The shadyness is more of a problem to lavender than the wind.

Are you looking for something about the same height as lavender? The evrgreen euonymus is easy going, cheap if you need several, can be clipped or not. Falls down on flowers (insignificant) and scent (never noticed any). Box, same. The scented shrubs like lavender and rosemary are sun lovers. 

24/03/2013 at 17:36

Grow basic box or yew and keep severly trimmed to required shape and size...to get a contemporary look and feel. Plant scented plants on the inside?

24/03/2013 at 18:11

box is a good idea.

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