Gardening advice planting some bushes
Hello! I wonder if someone could help me.
My house does not have a garden, however it does have a flowerbed at the very front, which is 300cm x 40cm.
It previously had a manner of random out of control bushes in, some of which were very thorny, so I removed the whole lot and my plan was to put a nice row of plants in.
I spent a while thinking about it and I think I would like to put in Euonymus Fortunei emerald gold. I have never done any gardening before. My plan was to buy some compost and put an inch of it down, then dig and plant a row of these.
Do you think that would work? I found two places online that sell them, the price seems wildly different though, one place is charging £8.99/each (15-25cm) and another is charging £2.35/each (10-15cm pot grown).
It recommends to build a hedge wall to plant 10 of them 30cm apart. I suppose I would like a little hedge wall but it doesn't have to be crazy thick, I just want it to look kind of nice. Plus if I bought 10 @ 30cm apart as it suggested the end two would be right against the side of the bed which doesn't seem right - probably 8 would make more sense, if not less.
Also I worry that planting little 10cm big plants that they might just die cos they're tiny! Also I'd have to stop weeds growing, after I dug out all the other stuff it filled up with weeds very quickly. Are you supposed to let them grow in the pots a bit more first before planting them outside?
I guess I would put wood chips or something down to block the weeds until they are grown.
Any advice is welcome. Many thanks. If there's a better board or place to ask a gardening question please let me know or move/remove my question.
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