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17/08/2012 at 11:07

Can anyone offer suggestions for a low maintenance medium sized flowering shrub please.  I don't want it to spread too much but would like it to flower in the summer and not require much maintenance. Thank you.

17/08/2012 at 11:14

Hebes. Some can get quite big, but you can prune them back to a better size. However, better to plant one of the smaller varieties in the first place. They will flower all summer long & can be smothered in bees. Their foliage is evergeen. They wont appreciate a frost pocket in the North of UK, but otherwise trouble free. J.



17/08/2012 at 12:43
Potentillas.....they come in yellow, white, red, pink etc., are easy to look after and flower all summer. The yellow and white ones are best I think.
17/08/2012 at 12:56

So much depends on where you're going to plant it, soil type, sun, shade, coastal, windy etc etc etc, but all things being equal I'd suggest one of these http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mediterranean-plants/classid.848/

They come in other colours too.

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