Filling gaps in beech hedge
There are a couple of gaps at the base of a beech hedge between the end of my garden and a neighbour. I'd rather not be looking at his compost bin etc - any suggestions as to what I could plant to fill the gap?
I'd like to plant as close to the hedge as possible, be evergreen and not slow to grow. Approx 1m high I'd guess. The hedge is north facing so this spot would get very little sun (even less when the leaves grow!).
The second part of the post is regarding planting a shrub in front of the hedge. I'm thinking Escallonia apple blossom or Kalmia Latifolia. Both currently in pots waiting for the right spot to plant out. Which would be best in this spot - or would both / neither be ok? I'm aware the kalmia needs acidic conditions and believe both really prefer full sun? Many thanks.