No More Boring Box Balls
Making ornamental shrub displays more interesting, and in tune with the garden style.
I am on a one woman campaign to banish moth-eaten and blighted buxus balls and hedging from my clients’ gardens. I finally won over my Sydenham client by suggesting interesting foliage alternatives – with Santolina, Pittosporum Golf Ball and Ilex Meservea Little Rascal providing contrasting colours, shapes and textures.
The new hedge now looks much more in keeping with the Mediterranean container front garden.
I removed the mostly dead formal box border in the back, which never really matched the natural trailing shapes of the olive and rosemary. I am planning more informal Mediterranean planting in the new bark mulch, plus granite rockery stones to break up the flat, rectangular surface.