Posted: 22/09/2013 at 13:18
Am I the only one irritated by the planting of box...box balls, etc.? It is sooooooo boring. It's becoming like decking was a few years ago.
A row of lavendar along your pathway Jessie would look good and smell good. If you want shrubs along this edge why not mix them? Euonymous emerald n gold,dwarf purple berberis, pittosporum Tom thumb, cistena crimson dwarf (as a dwarf shrub or as a standard), dwarf hebes that come in silver/grey, variegated with yellow or those with red new growth, santolinas with feathery, tactile aromatic foliage, etc.? I think a couple of evergreen dwarf shrubs, a couple of grasses, a phormium, some pinks with their glaucous blue foliage, colourful Heucheras, penstemons, etc. would be infinitely more attractive and interesting. Alongside a path tall shrubs would not look right there. If you can incorporate a "smelly" like daphne or sarcoccoca (sweet box) it would be fantastic.