Posted: 05/02/2016 at 08:14
The pine needles are the real problem Kaspar.
I live near the coast on sandy...albeit good...soil too. I think we share a similar climate and conditions
Interesting though that you say fuschias, bay, etc. grow there despite the pine needles. That's good
Griselinia is worth comsidering. Sea Buckthorne suckers like mad so would not endorse it. lonicera Baggesons Gold too is an excellent shrub with unique colour.