Posted: 23/05/2017 at 22:14
Here's the info!
Lots of east sun all spring and summer, but in winter only an hour or so.
10ft high wall to the right.
Behind is a summerhouse (north facing).
Gets a little south sun/west fun from May-August when it can come high enough over the wall.
Slightly acid soil. Currently a bed that contains a camellia bush, some ferns and cyclamens.
Gets quite dry in that corner.
I was thinking that a large deciduous shrub like a philadelphus, which covers the (rather ugly) wall, could work, or does it need more sun in Autumn, early spring and winter?
I don't think there is full enough sun for a lemon or olive, which I'd really like!
It's in south of France so very hot in summer, but cold nights and wet in winter.
Ideally something low-ish maintenance, as we're not always there to prune and pamper. Also something that won't grow out of control in that great climate, fir the same reason!
As winter sun is very limited, would deciduous be preferable to evergreen?
oh there used to be 3 large cypresses close by, recently cut down as were too large for the plot and were taking away lots of light.