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Grow Guide: Shrub Tips

Shrubs will provide year-round interest in the garden and there are many that are ‘low maintenance, once they are in and after initial care while they get settled, they will fill a space and need little attention. They will screen walls, give privacy and provide a haven for wildlife. Again there are shrubs suitable for every situation, shade/sun/damp/windy exposed sites.

Visit local garden centres regularly throughout the year to see what shrubs are looking well during the seasons.

Some easy shrubs for particular situations are:–

Moist soil – Dogwood, Hypericm, (St. John’s Wort), Flowering currant, Viburnum

Open, free draining soil – Berberis, Ceanothus, Cytisus, Lavender, Rosemary

Shaded position – Aucuba, Elderberry, Fatsia, Sarcococca, Skimmia

Coastal area – Eleagnus, Erica, Escallonia, Euonymus, Fuchsia

Find your local garden centre here.