Shrubs are a great place to start when planning out a new garden.
They will tend to be the biggest plants you will buy (in the absence of trees), and so getting them first, you can then plan around them.
They can be deciduous (leaves fall of in autumn) or evergreen (doesn’t drop leaves).
The evergreen plants are ideal for a low maintenance garden as they may only require pruning every couple of years depending on varieties.
To learn more about shrubs, visit the RHS website here.