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Shrubs and roses are great for filling gaps and adding interest to your beds and borders. There are many that are easy to grow and care for and will give you years of pleasure, making this range of plants great value for money! View our video on How to plant shrubs and take a look at Michael Perry's (New Product Development Manager) Top 5 shrub recommendations
Lavandula angustifolia, English Lavender
This neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes. The fragrant stems of Lavender 'Munstead' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 45cm (18?). Spread: 60cm (24?).
Culinary note: Lavender flowers are edible.
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
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Osmanthus x burkwoodii (Large Plant)
Osmanthus is an evergreen, slow-growing shrub with a neat, rounded habit, which is excellent for small gardens. The foliage of Osmanthus x burkwoodii is glossy, making a fine backdrop for clusters of powerfully scented blooms every spring.
Osmanthus is incredibly versatile, growing in sun or shade, and can be trained a hedge or screen with little maintenance. Plants will also establish well on dry banks and awkward garden slopes. The spring display of flowers is a welcome sight in the garden, not just for the showy display but also the potent fragrance! Perfect for shady corners. Height and spread: 3m (9.8').More info
Lavender 'Munstead' (Large Plant)
Lavandula angustifolia, English LavenderThis neat, compact variety of English lavender bears masses of dark purple-blue flower spikes. The fragrant stems of Lavandula 'Munstead' are ideal for cutting or drying, and the nectar-rich flowers are particularly attractive to bees. Lavender makes an excellent low hedge or path edging where the perfume can be appreciated as you brush past the aromatic evergreen foliage. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 60cm (24"). More info
Ligustrum ovalifolium (Large Plant)
A popular choice for hedging in the UK; Privet is easy to grow, tolerant of pollution and drought resistant. Hedges can last many years, are fast-growing, easy to trim and maintain, and are generally untroubled by pests and diseases.
Ligustrum ovalifolium is ideal for any size of garden, in sun or deep shade, and makes a neat and tidy evergreen hedge of any shape. Plants will produce clusters of white flowers, but this is unlikely if hedges are trimmed regularly. Height and Spread: 3m (9.8').More info
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