I have recently moved into a house with a front and back garden. I have
never had a garden before so am hunting down some advice.
First of all, I have a low shrub at the front of the house. The shrub
however does it run the full length. There is a gap at the end of the
shrubs. I think something has gone wrong when the previous owners had
The picture shows what I mean: http://oi50.tinypic.com/jax2rm.jpg
To the right of the picture are the shrubs (with dark green leaves) that
run along for about 3 metres or so. Then there is the gap on the left
side of the picture - the area under the plant with the lighter green
My question is, how can "extend" the shrub so that it fills the gap?
Can I purchase more shrub plants and just plant them where the gap is?
I also have no idea what species the shrub is. I have taken a close-up
picture hoping that somebody might be able to identify it. I want to
know the species in case I need to buy some more and also I would like
to know how tall the shrub will grow.
The close-up picture of the shrub leaves:
Another unrelated question I have is that I have a lot of this
straw-like stuff growing in various parts of the garden. Can someone
enlighten me as to what this is?
I've assumed it is some sort of weed? I've been removing them as most
of it as it very easy to pull out.
Any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated.