I live in Monterey County in California. We have bought a house and well the cost of putting in a new fence around the front is rather prohibitive and the guidelines from the city are rather silly.
So these guidelines do not seem to apply to hedges
What I would like is a plant that grows around 5 feet, has little or no scent and would suit a beginner gardener.
I would prefer nothing that is too wide and maybe something that does not require loads of watering (not due to being lazy, just would prefer less water usage). And what time of year they are best planted.
Oh and I would say the yard is full sun (6 hours a day)
Any suggestions would be great, or links to online sources.