We Demand.......a Shrubbery!

  • Hi all,

    thanks for all your replies and suggestions. I think Rowan is going to be a bit big for the space I have along with any trees / tree like shrubs.

    Dave - i'd be interested to read that when ever you have a chance to post that.

    i'm putting together a short list but have a bit more research to do.

    currently have added Cornus to the list as its a native one.

    so many choices! maybe i'm over thinking it and anything that is fruit and flower bearing and provides cover is better than what i have now.
  • Afternoon Robbo.

    The area is in a bed that is around 2.5m square up against a fence. can either be in full sun or light shade as i have the option of both.

    Cornus sanguinea is the one ive read is a good option but open to any suggestions.
  • Maybe slightly less that 8ft. Unfortunately have a small garden at the moment but looking to maximise the use of space and what I can off the surrounding wildlife.

    I think what ever I put in will devour the space given time, trying to find something that is the most helpful and can be kept under control in a small space.

    maybe a Cotoneaster is a better way to go?

    any thoughts on a Guelder rose as an option?
  • I'm into both so happy to put in what ever effort is needed on the plant front.

    Definitely looking for it to provide cover as well as any other benefits. Garden would be a bit sparse on the cover and security side without a shrub or 2. I have lots of perennials, annuals and bulbs in for invertebrates and bees.

    Thought a shrub would provide a good 'anchor' for the garden and surrounding plantings.

    Winter interest was one of my thoughts as most other things will be dormant by that point.