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Hi All,

My garden is lacking a little height so I'm looking for some suggestions. These taller plants will go in a few different places but all will be partial sun/shade and E or W facing. I'm based in SE England so rarely get heavy frosts.

We have fairly well draining, loamy soil but lots of slugs and snails so any plants need to be able to survive those.

I'm looking for things 80-120cm tall, that don't spread too much (maybe 50cm max), ideally evergreen and that flower.

What would people recommend?



  • LynLyn Posts: 21,882
    Lupins, foxgloves, Aconitum, Ammi,  not too many plants that survive slugs, Astrantias don’t get eaten nor the Aconitum. 
    There are several tall plants, no doubt someone else will think of some for you.
    i have the above in the shade and in the sun.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks Lyn. We have a random foxglove we didn't plant that survives ok each year. Lupins definitely wont work as we've tried those and they were decimated. I'll look out for the others at the GC later.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    If your most important criteria is evergreen then you will have to look at smaller shrubs to give you that. All the herbaceous perennials will die down every year. Have a search on the RHS website but have a look at hebes, spirea (not evergreen), skimmia, sarcocca, mahonia etc.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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