Posted: 23/12/2012 at 14:17
Yes its a tough decission as I will be with it for a long time and its going to be some investment to make and so not easily or cheaply changed. Fortunately I am in no rush really.
I ask about the flowers, knowing they are insignificant, because from the photos I've seen, the flowers are on the stem, not at the end of a stem or growing out of the plant. If this is the case and some flowers will persist, then it will attract insects.
I am torn between wanting it to look "good" as its a large main corner plot (we all have our pride) and sodding it all and making it purely for the birds and the bees!
I like the idea of a native hedge, but am daunted by the prospect of having my hands full dealing with it, with my limited experience...
The help and suggestions here has been amazing, but not so confusing now, just difficult to decide.