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Ive got the following two plants in my garden (ringed in red). I was wondering whether anyone could identify them for me having misplaced the labels.

Also, to what extent can I cut them back without damaging or inhibiting their growth?

Many thanks in advance


*I will try and get some better (close up) photos up later on


Yup, I think we need better photos. Good luck with them. Some really close up pics of the leaves would help

Not too clear but one looks like euonymous emerald n gold....on the left


Cant make out the other but sure it's euonymous ........


 Heres a better picture of the one on the right hand side


Might be Lonicera nitida, 'Baggeson's Gold' (spelling might be a bit out). Pic a bit small but has the over all appearance of that.

Agree the top 2 euonymous in soft focus

Nut, I did think that too....Baggesons gold.  

So euonaggressors Baggesons gold?


I agree with Nutcutlet on both (I have them in my garden. You can prune them back now ( a good time for pruning evergreens), quite hard if you want to. Baggesen's Gold is often grown as a short hedge, clipped a few times a year. It strikes very easily from cuttings. 

Thanks for everyones help. If I take cuttings from the Baggesen's Gold is it the simple take a green shot, trim to length, strip leaves and place down the side of a pot to root?


Yep! 90% - 100% success rate. Just leave the pot in a fairly shady spot. they should have rooted in 6 weeks. 

Euonymous is the first one.  Looks good if shaped into a little round shape but takes a while.  Trim lightly cutting off extra growing sprigs in spring or autumn.  Baggesen's Gold is the other.  It is a slow growing plant only needs very light pruning.  Both look good against a holly or any dark leaved plant.  Baggesen's Gold middle of border.   Euonymous front of border.  

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