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Yet again we have another space to fill!!

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The two photos below show the before and after…..the tall conifer has been removed…it was often having to be trimmed to control it’s height….I’m very slowly reducing the work in the garden…..

Now we have a space….the very large Cistus loves it there and has grown tremendously….it could stretch out a little more or the alternative is to find a small shrub to plant beside it’s a very sunny,well drained bed.Will have to put on my thinking hat.

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It’s looking lovely, Julia…looks more colourful now too!!!
A very pretty front green area.

9 Jun, 2021

 

It looks amazing.

9 Jun, 2021

 

It looks great just as it is. But if you really want a replacement how abut an Ilex crenata? It stays very slender but would give you a bit of height without needing regular clipping. Grows very slowly.

9 Jun, 2021

 

Thanks all..
Yorkshire,that was kind of you to suggest the Ilex Crenata.It would be ideal all round..
I was looking for a red leaved,evergreen small shrub having already a couple of golden leaved shrubs in that border.

10 Jun, 2021

 

Beautiful area of your gardening.I removed 2conifers when I moved here and everything round about grew better.My last garden was surrounded by conifers so didn’t want any in this one.

11 Jun, 2021

 

We felt very much the same,G...many conifers were removed here...I'm hoping the Cistus will fill that space.....don't really want to buy another shrub.

11 Jun, 2021

 

It looks nice now, I hope you can find something suitable to fill the gap :)

11 Jun, 2021

 

M. the Ilex has very small dark green leaves all year round - mine has never shown any tendency to turn red. There is a fastigiate berberis (Helmond Pillar) that does have red leaves but its nowhere near as narrow as the Ilex and doesn't grow as tall (about 5 feet)

11 Jun, 2021

 

Amy posted (recently) a picture of berberis thunbergii "orange-rocket"

I think it would look nice there. Very vivid and nice shape

https://www.growsonyou.com/photo/slideshow/356540-berberis-thunbergii-orange-rocket/member/amy2

12 Jun, 2021

 

Thanks so much Yorks and Klahanie.....will take it all in....x

12 Jun, 2021

 

Meadowland - check out pittosporum 'Tom Thumb.' Evergreen, dark foliage, grows three to four feet. I know it doesn't exceed this as mine is nearly 25 years old

14 Jun, 2021

 

Hi Andrew.....I have Tom Thumb....thanks for suggesting....it would be very suitable for that space.

14 Jun, 2021

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