Posted: 30/11/2017 at 14:21
Thanks again Borderline and also Fairygirl. The soil appears to be fairly free draining and quite easy to dig but unfortunately not acidic as I would love to plant a Rhododendron in the bed but obviously it wouldn’t do well there.
I was thinking something about a metre high if possible. I agree about Abelia Grandiflora as I have quite an old one planted on the other side of the garden which is magnificent and fortunately has survived some brutal pruning by someone! Choisya is worth thinking about I think and there seem to be quite a few different types available now. Viburnums are excellent too but maybe a bit big for the bed I think.
You‘ve both given me some good suggestions so I’ll have a think about those before I decide. I think in the meantime I’ll prepare the bed and leave to settle for a while before planting.