The Garden Guide

Book: Colour schemes for the flower garden
Chapter: Chapter 11 Wood and shrubbery edges

Neglected shrubbery edges

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These are only a very few examples of what may also be done in a number of other ways, but if they serve to draw attention to those generally neglected shrub edges, it may be to the benefit of many gardens. Where there is room for a good group of plants they should be of bold and solid habit, such as Tree Lupine, Peony, Acanthus, Spiroea Aruncus {Aruncus Sylvestris}, the larger hardy Ferns, Rubus nutkanus {Rubus parviflorus}, or plants of some such size and character. The low-growing Bambusa tessellata {Sasa tessellata} is a capital shrub-edge plant.