Posted: 18/07/2013 at 15:59
Thats nice ..thanks.
It looks better now that my summer perennials and grasses are flowering. Those pictures were taken between spring going over and before summer got going. But those evergreens will still provide something throughout the year and I guess that's what you want to.
I grow quite a few evergreen shrubs....I,love Taxus conifers that you prob are referring to. Many shrubs can be "topiarised" after flowering too. Things like choisyas, Ribes. Pittosporums, senecios, escallomias,etc can simply be trimmed to a rounded shape after flowering. Others like nitida Baggesons gold, euonymous, hollies, etc can also be shaped....following their natural habits....
A lot of guys on the forum can give you advice too. Find out what your soil is first.....light or heavy, it's ph value, etc.....then if it's a warm garden. (here in south west it's very mild) what size is your garden? What do you want to grow ? Lots of flowers.? Evergreens? Low maintenance? You,will be inundated with ideas.
Maybe post a picture of your garden to give us an idea...?