Shrubs for a purpose | Shade, Sun, Damp or Dry.
All shrubs are grown for a purpose of course, but some have a
particular purpose as far as you are concerned.
Shrubs for shade, shrubs for sun, shrubs for
purposes, in containers, for different seasons, for different
flower colours - and the like.
This is the section that deals with all of those special
places or special reasons to plant shrubs. In short - shrubs for
a particular purpose.
To whet your appetite here are
10 good reasons for
Fragrant and Scented Spring Flowering Shrubs
all year round colour and interest - The ultimate in
Bloom all Summer. Summer defined, and a good selection
of long flowering shrubs in the hot months.
Climbing Shrubs - One of our most popular sections. Most
of the popular climbing plants are to be found within the
shrub sections, Clematis, Jasmine, Trumpet Vine and also a
bit of a surprise - one of the Hydrangeas!
Climbing Evergreens - Next in popularity, and will
included many flowering evergreen shrubs. Passion Flower,
Evergreen Clematis, Evergreen Honeysuckle, The Star Jasmine
and a host of others.
- Shrubs with Berries - Often
multi purpose, for to have berries, they also need to
flower! One of the most popular berrying shrubs is the
Firethorn. It is not always realised that Firethorns
(Pyracantha) and have a great display of flowers in May or
for Hedges - A few different ideas of what to use for
hedges. This section should steer you away from the
ubiquitous Privet. Nothing wring with Privet in the right
place, but there are other hedging shrubs worth a try.
Shrubs for Privacy in the garden. Shrubs can help to
give you privacy in your garden. This allows you to use the
garden more to your advantage in your leisure time.
- Shrubs and
Bushes for Landscaping projects. A slightly different
and daring approach to this subject
Flowering Heathers - Good for Groundcover as well.
heathers have a bit of a bad name for their difficulty in
growing. This is not so with the winter flowering Ericas -
Erica carnea and Erica x darleyensis, for they are not too
fussy as to soil type that they are grow in.
Winter Stem and Bark Effect from Shrubs
- Ground Cover
Shrubs for Gardens
- Shrubs for Damp Areas
Winter Flowering Shrubs. Not easy to pin down ten of the
best - nor did I succeed! (Too many by far.). I have spend
many a cold morning photographing winter flowering shrubs.
It has always been worth the discomfort. To enjoy them in
your garden, you do not have to spend a long time waiting
for the right light for the photograph!
Foliage Shrubs - Many shrubs are worth growing just foe
the colour of texture of their foliage. The big plus is that
foliage effect normally lasts longer than a flush of
Evergreen Shrubs - Virtually all of the evergreen shrubs
also have flowers - and quite spectacular at that.
Rhododendrons, Daphne, Pieris, Camellias, Hebes are just a
few to whet your appetite.
Best Evergreen flowering shrubs Many evergreen shrubs
also flower. Some of the best flowering shrubs are also