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amberspyamberspy Posts: 382

Im  planting a cherry laurel hedge at side of neighbours side as theres only three foot fence and id like to block it off at somepoint 

Due plant 4 feet cherry laurels and im wondering if i could plant anything underbeath them in a border ? A friend said i cant due to amount shade the laurels have is this right 

Its just other two sides garden will look great with flowers when im finished  doing them laurel side be quite plain so something  under it would look good 


  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 382

    Yeah we did think of that 

    We have cherry laurel hedge at front of house and love that 

    Its only three feet thou and mixes well with other plants

    So wanted use for back to ,we plenty of light and we wont have it too high the garden is total sun trap too so not sure what put with it 

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    You need something pretty tough that will survive a fairly dry area. Alchemilla mollis will do or a vinca or some geranium macrohizzum. I think nepeta, London Pride and lavender would do as well if it was sunny.

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  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Remember to keep them all well watered until they get established.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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