Plants which may be suitable for your seaside garden include eryngium (sea holly), echinops (globe thistle), crocosmia, sedum and heuchera, with a mix of shrubs and climbers including buddleia, berberis, broom, ceanothus, escallonia
, hebe, weigela and lavatera.
Other plants that may need protection during severe weather with fleece or bubble include Escallonias
, Ceanothus, Hebe and any tender climbers.
Tree lupins, Euonymus japonicus, escallonias
, choisya, olearias and hippophae are fine for shrub borders while poppies will add a splash of colour.
Pop into Poundland and pick up a shrub or fruit bush for just a quid, ranging from roses and escallonias
to blueberries and potentillas.
This applies to most hedging plants - privets, escallonias
, hawthornsetc - but not Leylandii or other cypresses.
This applies to privets, escallonias
and hawthorns but not Leyland or other cypress hedges.
A: These shrubs require little or no maintenance and will tolerate limey soil: Arbutus unedo , with white flowers and red berries, often at the same time (the variety Elfin King is best in small gardens, reaching only 2m (6ft); Buddleja davidii, the butterfly bush with mauve or purple flower spikes; ceanothus species, a wall shrub with blue flowers; escallonias
, good for hedging with pink, red or white flowers; Choisya ternata Sundance, with golden leaves and white flowers; and mahonia species, which have golden blossoms in late winter.
Take semi-ripe cuttings to propagate shrubs such as deutzias, escallonias