Low maintenance compact shrub ideas
Super gardener Posts: 84
Ideas please for a compact shrub for bare area to right of (recently pruned) laurel. Part shade, moist but free draining soil, needs to be hardy and cope with frost. Also any ideas for low maintenance under planting?
If you don't have alkaline soil, Pieris, Azaleas, Skimmias etc.
They don't really suit being pruned in to a pudding shape though. Best left to grow naturally, and just have branches removed as necessary.
Hardy geraniums, Ajuga, Pachysandra, Iberis and Lamiums will all be fine a ground cover. Loads of others too. Bulbs for spring in among them as well.
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...