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31/07/2014 at 19:19

Hi everyone

Please can you tell me what these hedges are and how tall they grow?

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54445.jpg?width=239&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54446.jpg?width=239&height=350&mode=max

 

31/07/2014 at 20:08

1. is box, (buxus) can with time grow to more than a metre and more.

2. is euonymous, again if left can grow quite large although it does depend on the variety.

Both nice, but patience is required for both to get to any real height.

31/07/2014 at 20:16

I thought the second one might be a variegated box but I only got it to enlarge once. When I went for another look it wouldn't

31/07/2014 at 20:38
Cheers guys i need something that can grow about 4feet...can these be moved without killing them?
31/07/2014 at 20:41

Yes, autumn is a good time

31/07/2014 at 20:43

Yes you can move them as long as you keep them watered. Buxus/Box take an age to get to 1 metre.

31/07/2014 at 20:43

Could the second one be variegated lonicera, Nut? 

I think they'll both move fine, preferably in early Autumn after thorough watering.

31/07/2014 at 20:45

Sorry folks, all answering at once... 

31/07/2014 at 21:02

Might be Liri, still can't enlarge for another look

31/07/2014 at 21:06

The second one looks like a shrubby honeysuckle. Growing in a circle. Presumably at one time it had a standard rose or such like in the middle. It could do with a good hard trim to get it into shape.

31/07/2014 at 21:06

Nut, I managed to download the large photo and make a close-up of the bit at the front.  Does this help?:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54469.jpg?width=353&height=350&mode=max

31/07/2014 at 21:14

Thanks Bob.  It still looks like variegated box to me

31/07/2014 at 22:47

Mmm, think you're probably right Nut... 

31/07/2014 at 22:49

Oh good

31/07/2014 at 23:23

Wow thanks for all your help guys. i have decided to move some of them to make a boarder else where but not use them to get the 4 foot height i need. 

 

 

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