We have for many years had a hard standing on our front garden, as we all had cars including the children. Now they have all left home, we have decided to kango up about 12ft x 3ft and put in plants. Has anybody got any ideas what to plant. We do not want hedging, but something that is colourful during the winter and summer. The sun is on the front from 11a.m and all afternoon. The garden is also next to the pavement. We would like plants no higher than 12-18 inches high. Any ideas?
Is there a fence or railing between your new border and the pavement? If not then roses are out as you would be forever clipping them back from overhanging the pavement and they would be too high for you. Would you like a mixture of plants or just a single type? Lavender and some box balls would be nice. Most perennials will not give you winter interest (unless you like heathers which have still to make a comeback in popularity). Grasses would be too tall. Some dwarf hebes might be good - you can get a range of leaf colours and they will be evergreen. Dwarf azaleas are another possibility although a bit boring when not in flower.
Sorry - this has turned into a bit of an unhelpful post!