Advice on Low-growing shrubs for island beds
I have a corner property, which has a considerable expanse of grass to one side. I am unable to mow this lawn myself, due to limited mobility, and I pay someone to do it twice monthly, as the Local Council insist it is open plan and won't allow a fence, or any more hard standing. I want to cut down the mowing as much as possible. So I am considering shrubbery beds scattered about, to show that it's private property; without an eyesore notice! It might be a good investment after the initial expense of planting.
Can anyone suggest some low maintenance, good ground cover shrubs, that form neat dense growth (I.e. the Hebe species, and prostrate conifers?) The quicker the growth the better! I've thought about Berberis, but might it be considered unsociable? I'm not keen on Rose of Sharon BTW!
Thanks in anticipation