Posted: 23/08/2015 at 11:24
Clearly, I bought the wrong boat.
(bet you're glad you asked)
Steve - I want to use this but this is more appropriate
I know nothing about boats or sailing in general, but I do understand the attraction of it all. Perhaps you need one of these instead....
Posted: 23/08/2015 at 11:17
Good shout Dove. They're delightful when in flower too. They can get very big if left to their own devices and can look stunning, but will take a good haircut and come away again. We had the purple ones on the bank of the pond at last house, and I moved one here after hacking it to it's knees - it's looking good now. Not evergreen, but a great feature.
I'd echo NLass with Cotoneasters too - they might be common, but they're terrific for wildlife in general.