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Member since 03 Sep 2010
Member from St Heliers
I'm looking for a pretty shrub to plant in a narrow border strip on my driveway, that can withstand a stony soil - so very dry, and be in direct sunlight most of the day. Any suggestions?
Member since 21 May 2006
Member from Northland Region
Here are a few suggestions for your driveway shrubs again depending on whether you are looking for a Open or Dense type of shrub.. Abutilon, Budleia ,Brunsfelsia, Cistus, Marmalade bush,Brugmansia,Grevillias,Mock orange,Yellow Jasmine ,Lavender, Lobster plant,
Had you thought about using Cannas there are some really stunning colours and are all out in bloom at present
Member since 17 Mar 2009
Member from Gore
Post deleted at 13 May 2013 4:56pm by Q13
Member since 30 Jul 2007
Member from Mosgiel
Succulents would do good there too Caro. They are not very high though. Especially the ones with the rosets are nice. They multiply fast and you can pick pieces off and replant. Some will get pretty flowers on them too.
SorryQ13, can't help you with the sunflower. Maybe Google your question and an answer might come up.
Member since 17 Oct 2009
Member from Greytown
Local nurseries know what works.
Consider your rainfall versus dry ground in summer.- don't know Mosgiel. Your plant centre would be able to advise what is good for your area and soil.
I know that suggesting what is good for South Wairarapa would not necessarily grow inr your area - otherwise I would love to suggest Crown of Thorns or other Euphorbia. Maybe Gerbara or annuals such as cosmos.
Ask around your neighbourhood for ideas.
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