• All About Garden Shrubs

    March 1, 2021 | Gardening Features


    What is a garden shrub?

     

    Shrubs are bushy plants with several woody stems. They are far smaller than trees and often kept more contained than bushes but can re-create your garden look instantly!

    Some of wonderful benefits of shrubs:

     

    • Add seasonal interest whether this is to provide exciting colour to an otherwise frosty dull winter garden, bring additional fibrance to a spring/summer garden or add autumnal glow amidst the leaf fall
    • Create and maintain structure in your outside space by filling flower borders and lining pathways and doorways
    • Add a colour pop! Shrubs broaden your spectrum with eye-catching electric colour
    • Introduce new fragrances to your garden that freshen the air and attract bees and butterflies
    • Create privacy with their dense and bushy habit, helping to ensure a safe and tranquil garden environment
    • Hide unsightly views such as old tiles and ugly fencing 
    Hebe HeartbreakerHebe Heartbreaker
    Hebe 'Heartbreaker'
    Euonymus 'Pierrolino'Euonymus 'Pierrolino'
    Euonymus 'Pierrolino'
    Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web'Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web'
    Fatsia japonica 'Spiders Web'
    Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'
    Viburnum tinus 'Eve Price'

    Which shrubs are pet friendly?

    Shrubs to avoid (or keep at safe distance from pets reach):

     

    • Hydrangeas: Harmful if leaves, flowers and/or buds are eaten in quantity
    • Lavendar: Harmful if eaten in quantity
    • Laurel: Harmful if eaten in quantity
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    Hydrangeas
    Lavender Lavender
    Lavender
    LaurelsLaurels
    Laurels

    Which shrubs will attract wildlife (bees and butterflies)?

    Which shrubs are native to the UK?

    Low maintenance shrubs

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