I live near the beach on the North Yorkshire coast. Can you recommend plants for a garden that will look relaxing but not dull. | Love The Garden

I live near the beach on the North Yorkshire coast. Can you recommend plants for a garden that will look relaxing but not dull.

I live near the beach on the North Yorkshire coast. Can you recommend plants for a garden that will look relaxing but not dull.

Asked 3 months 3 weeks ago by Gin n Tonic

There is always a breeze here and the soil is slow to drain after rain.

 

Answers

Tim Farrant

First improve the drainage of

Posted 15 Mar 2017

First improve the drainage of the soil by adding organic matter and drainage channels if possible. It is difficult to say exactly which plants will suit the garden without seeing it, we suggest looking at shrubs Elaeagnus, Berberis, Rosa rugosa, Olearia, Hippophae rhamiodes, Tamarix, Leycesteria, Phormium tenex, Potentilla fruiticosa and Escallonia. All are suitable for planting near the coast but some might need some shelter from direct winds.

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