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KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
Hi there,

To all garden and plant lovers, could someone recommend some nice evergreen shrubs and rose plants as well pls ( the short ones ) that i could think of having along the border of my garden please - thank u 

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,647
    What's your border like, is it sunny or shady ? How big is it? What's the soil like ?
    This info will help with advice  :)
  • KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
    Border is 2 ft , mostly sunny with 20% shade .
    A lot of top soil has gone into this border or if you think I could enhance the soil even further by adding something better I can take your advise :-) too . 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,647
    My first comment would be, if it's at all possible, to widen it if you can. A good minimum depth is around 4 feet, although l appreciate it may not happen !
    With regard to shrubs,  you'll find a lot of advice here
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=842
    My personal recommendations would be euonymus, escallonia and ceanothus off the top of my head.
    I'm not a great expert on roses, but @Marlorena and others may be able to help. Are there any particular colours you have in mind ?
  • We have recently planted a border, just 2 - 3 foot wide.  We have used (and I would recommend for you KEEPGREEN) a hebe - we have a white flowered one, and Ceanothus which has a blue flower.  As one finishes flowering the other comes into flower.  Both are ever green.  We also have a Rhododendron which is ever green.  We have underplanted with bulbs, and have given the border some height with two or three trees, although depending on the type chosen you need to leave a good 3 metres or so between each tree. Hebe below, photo taken in February before the white flowers openedCeanothus May this year
  • KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
    We have recently planted a border, just 2 - 3 foot wide.  We have used (and I would recommend for you KEEPGREEN) a hebe - we have a white flowered one, and Ceanothus which has a blue flower.  As one finishes flowering the other comes into flower.  Both are ever green.  We also have a Rhododendron which is ever green.  We have underplanted with bulbs, and have given the border some height with two or three trees, although depending on the type chosen you need to leave a good 3 metres or so between each tree. Hebe below, photo taken in February before the white flowers openedCeanothus May this year
    Thank you so much - will certainly check for these evergreen plants .
  • KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
    AnniD said:
    My first comment would be, if it's at all possible, to widen it if you can. A good minimum depth is around 4 feet, although l appreciate it may not happen !
    With regard to shrubs,  you'll find a lot of advice here
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=842
    My personal recommendations would be euonymus, escallonia and ceanothus off the top of my head.
    I'm not a great expert on roses, but @Marlorena and others may be able to help. Are there any particular colours you have in mind ?
    Thank you for your prompt reply, will go through the link attached and personal recommendation too.  Roses ( short plant) , nothing in particular really, just a variety would be awesome i reckon . 
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