Advice sought for appropriate shrub
I’m new to this forum and I’m not an expert gardener. Far from it :-)
We have a small rear garden with a steepish slope taking up up the rear half. At the bottom of the slope is a very low retainer wall, which is broken in the middle with steps going up the slope.
After years of not being able to get a planting scheme behind this wall that we are happy with, we are going to try a line of identical plants immediately behind the wall (i.e. at the bottom of the slope), with a looser format of different plants behind (most of which are already in place but some will be moved). I’m estimating that we’ll need about 20 of them. We’ve decided to do this to give that part of the garden a little more structure and focus.
So the advice I am looking for is what type of plant to choose. We want something evergreen, low maintenance, reasonably compact, that won’t grow too tall (maybe no more than a couple of feet) and will be happy with a very chalky soil. We decided against box, because we have it elsewhere in the garden (where it works well). We also decided against lavender for various reasons.
Any suggestions as to what might work well will be very gratefully received.