Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:40
Gingerfingers.......first things first I would think. What do you want to use your garden for ? Children, Pets or just you ? Do you like plants ? Do you want to spend time on maintenance ? A bit more information might elicit some advice.
The Hebe.... you can trim but best not into the old wood.......use the trimmings for cuttings if you think you may want to use this plant elsewhere.