Bulk planting

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  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Further to my last post about the state of my garden....

    It’s been suggested to me that if I bulk plant some plants close together in areas of my garden it will cut down on maintenance. I like lavender so was thinking of doing that in one corner for a start.

    Opinions? Advice? Good plants to use in this way?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Lurcherlad

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    Lavender need sun and don't like having wet feet so if you can provide the right conditions they should work.

    I have a small hedge in a wall and they were planted about a foot apart and have grown together.

    They need trimming after flowering to stop them getting leggy but don't cut into dead wood.

    They can be relatively short lived plants though and can get sparse, tatty and have die back quite easily.

    Other suitable shrubs would be Euonymus which come in attractive foliage, are pretty robust and can be kept neat with a quick prune - some attractive foliage too (some have interesting flowers).

    Sarcococca are a glossy shrub with perfumed flowers in Winter.

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    I'd suggest putting a few lavender in pots if your ground is too damp to fill a gap as required maybe?
     
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  3. McKenzie

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    Thanks :) where I live we get lots of sunlight and comparatively little rain so the lavender might be ok? I’ll definitely look into those other plants too.
     
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