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Posted: 11/11/2012 at 17:00

 I have tried Lavender in the front garden and it grew forward and up, not straight as expected. It took two years or more to get going so Im a bit unsure about this plant  Im still  looking and  tried a lot of others like euphobias  and  hebes which all did well.

I did want something different but now realise that its besst to use plants that i have had success with. so all your help and advise has helped. thanks everyone .

Any other ideas are wlcome too.

Now I shall start off next year when it gets warmer- will let you know how I get on. xx



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Posted: 08/10/2012 at 15:49

Wow thank you all for your responses it gives me plenty of great ideaas to look at too. xxx

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Posted: 05/10/2012 at 21:29

We have removed our front border, returfed and made a new small wall. It has opened up the drive making it easy to reverse. I can not make up my mind what to put in. There is a 5 foot fence to give the plants some shelter from winds, as it is a sunny aspect most of the day. I have bought 5 oleander plants in 2litre tubs,which are now sitting in the back garden waiting to be put in. My plan is to put garden weed conttrol fabric on it before planting  and  then cover with stone slate or chipping. A cat keeps messing on the lawn and I spend a lot of time clearing it up. Keeping the grass short helps, and we have put the garlic smelling type of cat repelant on the lawn and soil. So I do need some quick answers before the weather gets too bad and  we go into another year!  


please has any one  some sugestions? ideas? I would like  it to be not too fussy but elegant. should I put the Oleander some  other place ? all ideas welcome .

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Plants for a new border, maintainence free. 
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