Posted: 01/06/2013 at 20:28
i was going to suggest berberis myself. there are evergreen kinds, viz., one called Darwinii,which is prickly, dense, relatively quick growing with orange flowers in spring. its very attractive and can be easily pruned to shape. i use a hedge trimmer.
could you put in a length of barbed wire until plant grows?
dont "relocate" your other choisya...it prob will die.
maybe you could put ina couple of berberis. put plenty of compost and manure in the hole and some fertiliser and water well. you will soon fill the gap. for speed of growth how about a buddleia? not evergreen but almost with a woody structure over winter.
i feel so angry for you Jinxed. it sounds quite a rough area? be nice to lie in wait with a catapault wouldnt it?
dont get too down. your replacement will soon do its job