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missy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: What Shrubs/plants? help Reply with quote

I need two plants for either side of my front door. Twice I have bought small bay trees and conifers for either side and all have died. The front of the house does get a nasty wind and last years frost and cold weather didnt help. Does anyone know of any frost and wind resiliant shrub that is quite hardy not too keen on a climber as dont want to put a treslis up either side of the door. Is the artifical plants the last resort??
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two small-leaved hebes that seem to be surviving our windy site here, so that may be an option for you. Sorry not to be able to give you a name, but you'll know them when you see them......small leaved and rounded/hummocky in shape....I have them in pots and they look as smart as box....and don't seem to need much trimming either.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I know hebes I have white and pink ones in the garden I thought they might grow unruly in the pots might try them out they seem to do well in the garden any other shrub ideas appreciated
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sarcococca confusa: really nice scent in Winter/E. Spring,
'Blue' hollies (I. x meserveae) needs clipping.
Taxus (Yew) clip
If conifers fail, Hebes won't do.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two suggestions that are wind and cold resistant but that I don't see being used normally.

Vibernum Tinus.

Cortaderia Richardii. (You'll have to spread the two pots wider apart for the latter.)

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would not use C. richardii each side of a door. Wow, too big and the leaves would cause serious interference.
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