Early autumn is a great time of year to walk around the garden assessing what worked well and what wasn’t quite so successful with a view to planning changes for the following year.
Shrubs, particularly evergreen ones, are a great way of adding year round interest and impact to an existing or new garden with silver, gold and variegated leaf colour varieties to choose from as well as different shades of green!
There’s a great choice of heights too; from low growing Plumbago (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) to mid size, scented flower Daphnes (Daphne tangutica) and statuesque Californian lilac (Ceanothus ‘Concha’), many of which are low maintenance, making them ideal choices for most busy gardeners.
Likewise if you’ve decided you’d like a bit more privacy from your neighbours, or to screen off a part of the garden, autumn is also an excellent time to plant an evergreen conifer hedge.
Choose the best evergreen shrubs and hedges to give your garden some lovely colour variations this October.