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Plant suggestions for carpark border

Posted: 28/09/2013 at 18:04


Hello Everyone,

Wonder if you could perhaps help....a friend asked me to suggest some plants for their new car park border...I have included a picture.

It's very long and narrow...half metre by 7 metres...also sloped..as you can see...one end about foot and a half high...the other level!

I thought about Bergenia, Astrantia, Japanese Anenome..and then repeating the pattern until the end...and then a few small pink, tulips here and there...but not so sure about that .... just up the road someone has a whole row of Lavender...so she does not want that....also thought about Cat Mint...but they both need cutting down and keeping tidy. 

It will get full sun most of the day. So something hardy, evergreen and a bit interesting.

Many thanks,






Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 19:54

...everyone...thank you so very much....I love all the care you all give.....roll on spring....by then I'll have decided



Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 21:33

.....thankyou everyone for all your suggestions...first time here and I'll be back.

lots of food for thought ~

tomorrow is another day ~


Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 21:04

thanks...perhaps will do....does anyone know where I can get plant suggestion/lists...mr google not helping much ...the options are just endless...and not sure where to begin...

Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:31

...not much to see...full of snow, Hollie...fab idea to paint it dark brown!

let's see if I can add this picture..


Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 20:06

gosh...thanks for replying both of you....its dare I say it..."normal soil"...not dry of clay or clogged ~ think sunny in morning and then perhaps shady in afternoon by the fence...yes, going to paint the boring thing...and yes, was thinking of trelis for clematis sometime...

Long, thin, narrow strip to plant up...

Posted: 28/01/2013 at 19:09

Hello, I am new to this...and unsure how to search if this has  been a topic before...

I have a very long (12m x almost a metre) strip of earth to plant up...east-ish facing.

it's against a boring light brown fence....I'd love all year interest...but cannot decide on a "repeat" plant...or focus plant...as it's so long...do I stick with a colour but different textures and then plant in between perennials with all year interest...

thought of Hebe Mrs Winder at far end...cordyline some where..then a lavender hidcote in the middle...then perhaps a Fuschia and ending with Erysimum Bowles Mauve at the other end....and then fill the gaps with lambs tongue..heuchera...hellebore's...blue/pink geraniums...

Will this all be too much....not sure where to begin or find info

Thank you for any advice...




Yew Topiary ~ lime damage

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 12:56

Hello...wonder if anyone has any suggestions. as to what to do to heal/save my yew topiary tree; it's about a metre and a half tall...and got drenched for about a week in a lovely lime mortar mix, whist the builders did some re-pointing.

Area's where no lime was dropped is really fine...but those sections which did got some are just bare and no leaves left at all.

Just thought I'd ask the question and see what you think I can do to assist.






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