Unusual Front Gardens #22: Cotoneaster
When your door opens directly onto Corsham High Street and you have very little space for planting, how on earth do you have a front garden? I'm not quite sure which species - C. franchetii perhaps? The solution in this instance is to go vertical and clothe your house with an evergreen plant. When I was writing my post on Pyracantha last year, I remembered this place and sallied forth to photograph it as an example of how the shrub could be used. It was only when I went to take a close-up photo of the plant that I found it was Cotoneaster , not Pyracantha . Durrrr. However, whatever plant it is, I think it still adds interest to the building. It'll provide some extra insulation for the cottage it clothes and the spring flowers will be a magnet for bees. It's amazing to see what can be done with just 3 plants, though I'm itching to clip it into some kind of shape. I see the beginnings of some rabbits leaping along the top there, don't you?