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stylish solution for front garden - victorian terrace

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waivering Thu 11-Jun-09 13:12:20

Hi, I'm a complete garden idiot! Really clueless...
but we need to do something with our front garden. It's a typical victorian terrace with a white wall (about 60cm tall from garden side).
We have a patch about 3.3m x 1.5m which I am going to put crushed slate on. We have a little bed in front of the wall and can't decide what to do.
We could always just get some hedge, as it would be quite nice to have a bit of screening anyway. Can you buy hedge that's already about 80cm tall? Is it really expensive - our wall is about 3.3m long?

Or we could be bit more creative and get rid of the bed and cover it all with slate and then get 3 giant pots or those nice square tongue and groove style planters (which we would paint a sage green colour). But I have no idea what we would put in them. Something that makes a bit of a statement! Box trees that we kind of trim into a shape (would have to be idiotproof)? They also seem expensive. What else could we have that would look good?

Any great ideas? I'm finding gardening websites a bit confusing if you don't really know what you're looking for.

Pannacotta Thu 11-Jun-09 21:08:44

A hedge would be easier than pots in terms of watering.
How much sun does that bed get? Presume you woudl want evergreen?

You could plant a hedge of Portuguese Laurel? Its much nicer looking than ordinary laurel (darker and more elegant leaves), it grows almost anywhere, flowers in May/June, looks good in Victorian gardens and is easy to clip.
You can buy it in decent sizes too,

bathtime Fri 12-Jun-09 12:35:58

Thank you - that's a great idea. It looks great and also much more affordable than something like box (I can't believe how much that is!!).

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