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08/04/2014 at 19:35

My boss has a very large garden which is 40 foot long and 8 foot wide going down to 2 foot wide.

It is semi shade with the sun in the afternoon and he wants it planting up with evergreen flowering shrubs.

He has asked if I would help him out.

He said money no problem and he only has rhododendrons in which grow very well.

Need a list of good evergreen flowering shrubs / plants.

Any advice would be great.

I do have some ideas.

08/04/2014 at 20:27

If the rhododendrons grow well, might that indicate that the soil is on the acid side? I'm wondering if some of the Heathers (I won't say which as I always get it wrong) camellias, ceonothus and cotoneaster, choisia, there is a winter flowering honeysuckle which I think retains it's leaves. Hope this gets you somewhere

08/04/2014 at 20:28

Oh, and there are some roses which are semi-evergreen; any good rose seller will tell you which, I use

08/04/2014 at 21:02

Thank you

Had these on my list.

09/04/2014 at 02:57

Do you mean metres, 8ft wide is very narrow for large shrubs.

09/04/2014 at 08:14

I was wondering that!

09/04/2014 at 09:09

Or do the measurements relate to a bed/border that needs planting up?

10/04/2014 at 19:14


I size of the garden is in metres.

But this is only one part of his garden

He also has smaller beds to plant up.

11/04/2014 at 08:36



11/04/2014 at 09:03

camellia, osmanthus

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