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30/08/2013 at 09:49

Can anyone help please? We have a nice new border to plant up and are looking for a plant to suit a particular spot.

The border is 6 x 6 feet and is east facing. The soil is acid and it is a sunny area. Ideally we would like an evergreen but not essential and medium height so won't spoil the view. Maybe a small tree?

The theme of the garden is grasses, elder, mallows, buddleia etc., so prairie type wildlife friendly plants. 

Any suggestions would be gratefully received.

30/08/2013 at 11:23

Acid soil, so magnolia, camellia, azalea, rhododendron, hamamelis.

More wildlife friendly would be one of the purple elders such as black lace.

30/08/2013 at 15:39

Thanks Fidget. Hamamelis is a possible. We already have an aeder and magnolia and have just removed the others as they don't really fit with the theme.

30/08/2013 at 16:28

Hiya winniecat

Its not a big border is it?  6' x. 6'.  Small tree may be too big there esp as ??ou already have some plantIng.  However, how about a Pieris?  I grow a variety called Flaming Silver......green and white leaves, red new growth and white spring flowers.  Evergreen too.  Not exactly prairie plant but would fit in.

 

31/08/2013 at 08:28

Thank you Verdun, sounds great.

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