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plant advice needed to keep a lovely view

In the back garden, I am lucky enough to have a lovely view of parkland beyond, with a simple 1 metre wrought iron fence separating us. I have a soil border I want to fill with permanent shrubs and annual plants. Any ideas?

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,362
    Hello @marianfairley - is the border in sunshine or shade? 
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,716
    Yes  - could we have a bit more info @marianfairley?
    That will give us a better idea for suggestions.
    Can you also let us know if you want shrubs/plants which won't grow much bigger than your fence, or if you want a few airy plants which you can see through, and how much time you have to spend on it  - that sort of thing  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hi
    It's south facing and I don't want anything taller than the fencing really. I'm retired and love being outside in the garden so time isn't an issue!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,800
    Some of the smaller David Austin English Roses reach about 3ft
    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/harlow-carr

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,362
    Potentilla 'Abbotsford White' is a simple small bush that doesn't require much maintenance, also you could try caryopteris, penstemons, or herbaceous clematis. I agree with Dove that some roses would look good.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Thank you both for your suggestions. Much appreciated!

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,284
    Verbena Bonarensis would be good if it's a sunny situation
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,716
    I've flagged up that spam  above

    That was my thought too when I asked for info last week @B3

    What sort of length are you needing to cover too @marianfairley? Repeat planting is also a good way to get a harmonius look. Don't forget bulbs for spring, and you could add lilies and alliums for summer  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hi again
    The border is 10 metres by half a metre wide
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