Cistus Shrub

Cistus shrubs are always available in the nursery bargain bins and plant sale tables I visit. This white flowering Cistus used to grow on the edge of Duck Lawn near the water race flaxes.

 A tough shrub for tough situations.
White Cistus

But nothing lasts for ever. Cistus shrubs may come cheap, but they are short-lived. The ones in this photograph (there were two, side by side) lasted well over fifteen years before just becoming too woody.

 These shrubs are short lived, and the Cistus never likes beng pruned.
Cistus and Hebe

The last pieces were finally removed a few years ago, and the spaces have been taken by some blue flowering Hebes. Let's hope they last as long!