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Planting in front of laurels

amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
I’ve laurels in front garden growing great they formed as hedge for more privacy in garden 
we a bit of space in front of them as I don’t let them grow bushy front ways 
is anything I can grow in summer to add colour and lowish height 

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,320
    Sun or shade? And how wide is the space? The laurels will be taking a lot of water and nutrients out of the soil so nothing much will thrive up close to them.
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    JennyJ said:
    Sun or shade? And how wide is the space? The laurels will be taking a lot of water and nutrients out of the soil so nothing much will thrive up close to them.
    It’s gets lots of sun ☀️ 
      about 1 metre or bit more after the laurel 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,320
    You have lots of choice then! What kind of look do you want? Small evergreen shrubs? Herbaceous flowers? Any particular style or colours that you like? How much maintenance do you want to do? Something with silver or light variegated foliage might look good against the green of the laurel.  I have mostly whites and silvers in front of this section of privet hedge.
  • amberspyamberspy Posts: 379
    JennyJ said:
    You have lots of choice then! What kind of look do you want? Small evergreen shrubs? Herbaceous flowers? Any particular style or colours that you like? How much maintenance do you want to do? Something with silver or light variegated foliage might look good against the green of the laurel.  I have mostly whites and silvers in front of this section of privet hedge.
    Your garden looks beautiful 
    I spend lot time in garden especially the back but that’s finished for while now so time do front 
    so lot time I have 
    I’m same I prefer whites as I only have greens whites and orange colour in back garden not looking for grasses as I have them at other side in front
    something that brighten up garden a bit in spring summer maybe flowers would be idea 
    as I’m still learning not sure what put yet
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,320
    Thanks 🙂.
    I suggest you take your time to decide what you would like. When garden centres are allowed to reopen you'll be able to browse a bit too.
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