Posted: 05/08/2013 at 17:23
Hi natabee, I got rid of 30 meters of thick/deep Leylandii back in February and rejoice at the space it has freed-up in my garden and the variety of plants I'm now able to grow. Of course, I'm constantly digging in manure and compost in an attempt to enrich the soil. However, for many years I successfully grew low growing spreading Euonymus under the trees, copying several of my neighbours. It was too long ago now to remember what variety they were but one was gold/yellow/green and I took many cuttings which, even for me, easily rooted and which survived for many years. I'm sure most large garden centres will have them in stock and the gold variety look good contrasting with the dark green trees. Probably someone on this thread will be able to identify the variety. Good luck with keeping the dog out. My problem was keeping neighbours four cats out but now have a very high fence and delight at lack of poo and the flourishing clematis.