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Boundary ideas between neighbours

Good Evening!

I was hoping you all might have some brilliant ideas as I'm a bit stuck!

At the moment there is nothing dividing our front lawn from the neighbours, just a bit of a middy gap between the lawns. Our lawn was ruined last year by having a skip on it to do house renovations so is going to be completely re-designed with new beds.

I would like a low border between the gardens to provide a backdrop for new planting but I am not sure what to use as it is on quite a slope. I'm not convinced a low fence will look great because of this but I have no idea what kind of small hedging plants would be good - not too much trimming and we don't have a huge budget.

Any other ideas or suggestions?

P x


  • PollyRPollyR Posts: 64

    imageHere's a pic - it's not great and doesn't really show the slope somehow...

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,910

    Any photos Polly? That always helps image

    If you want something that doesn't need a lot of trimming etc, you could use Euonymous. plenty of varieties, evergreen, variegated foliage and will form a low hedge. Some of the larger, mound forming Hebes will also do well in a sunnyish site, and will thrive in average conditions. Don't need much attention and would make a fairly structural hedge. Evergreen as well. There's also Lavender if you have a sunny site and the soil's well drained. If you're in a damp, cold part of the country, I wouldn't choose that though. 

    Any other info you can provide will help with other suggestions too. 

    I was typing as you did the photo!

    Last edited: 04 February 2017 19:27:32

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    A mix of dwarf skimmia (evergreen and flowering, some have berries) along with euonymus.

    SW Scotland
  • PollyRPollyR Posts: 64

    Hi Fairygirl,

    It's quite open, but the sun is only on the front for part of the day - and the soil is quite heavy and clay-ish.

    I'll get googling on your suggestions - that's great thanks :)

  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,097

    Skimmia and Hebes sound good - I also like a Choisya as they smell great too. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • PollyRPollyR Posts: 64

    That looks great Doghouse Riley!

    Yes, that's a good idea, to provide a boundary without being able to see it really. I don't actually want a fence, I just don't want to encroach into their space. I might have a word with the neighbours and see what their garden plans are too.

    And thanks Joyce21 - I like the idea of berries.


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Polly, one of my dwarf skimmias today.image

    SW Scotland
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