I have a long, West facing garden, mainly open to the South, rising via a rockery to a lawn and then sloping down to fields. I am currently redesigning it. The short term plan is to provide up to 2meter mixed hedging where there are gaps along the South and North Borders and up to 3 foot hedging along the Western end.
The soil is largely clay but ericaceous plants also seem to do well.
I could take woody cuttings from the following:_
A lovely robust climbing rose with deep pink flowers, it is against a wall facing East,and is very low maintenance - it flowers for months during the summer and well into the autumn/winter through frosts. I simply prune to cut back the strong thorny branches once or twice a year.
Shrubby evergreen perennial Lonicera with yellow/pink flowers and good fragrance.
Blue evergreen spring flowering ground cover periwinkle
Light pink climbing rose with small semi floribunder
Bridal wreath shrub