Posted: 07/10/2014 at 07:08
We have a very greedy thuja hedge, which is similar to leylandii, surrounding our garden, with a 3 foot border in front of it. Things that are growing well there are japanese anemones, a hardy fuchsia, brunnera, nepeta (catnip), hostas, hydrangea, lavender, daffodils and even some roses. Oh, and a flowering yucca. The roses are not quite as vigorous as they should be and need lots of feeding, but they've been there since we moved in 17 years ago! Everything needs quite a bit of watering with the hose if it gets very dry, but the plants seem quite happy.