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Newhouse and new to gardening, plant type and general advice please!

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 13:19
Christopher2 wrote (see)
Too impatient Davy, I didn't read your post properly. Is your,eucalyptus large? Other foliage trees/bushes that can be treated same way, viz., cutting hard back, are sambucus Sutherland gold, lovely,yellow foliage, Acer flamingo which is pink, white, cream, etc. and berberis which are purple, but prickly. You can create lovely tapestry with foliage if you also add Heucheras and some blue and yellow grasses. Don't forget the odd evergreen too though.....maybe camellia, choisya, etc.

Excellent, will check out those evergreens as I cannot bare a garden full of empty branches, it just looks depressing.  I love acers but not fussed on pink as a colour but I have been looking at Golden Full Moon acer, i love the full leaves but again these look so bare in winter.  Not overly fussed on the berberis but open to check out any other suggestions anyone can offer?

Newhouse and new to gardening, plant type and general advice please!

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 13:15

Mummy Muddy paws, what a fabulous answer and some great ideas!  We have actually just stripped the whole brick wall of ivy that was everywhere and was beginning to dmage the bricks, I think we are going to plant 4 or 5 nice colourful bush/trees in a row along the brick wall instead to hide it. 

Other replies, Wow brilliant thanks for confirming the names for the plants chaps, I have wanted to know for weeks and now I am one happy amateur gardener, infact I have just got my scruffs on and am off out now to crack on!

Newhouse and new to gardening, plant type and general advice please!

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 12:21

Hi All

I am new to garndening but am currently loving getting stuck in and getting my hands dirty as I have only just bought my first house and I would like some help with a couple of plant questions please.  We have basically levelled the garden but kept the greenhouse and are looking for nice plants bushes and trees to liven the garden up, to give you an idea of what I like I am growing a red and an orange acer tree and a chocolate plant, but they are too small at the moment.  

We have left one tree planted in the garden and this is it but I don't know what it is:

 I would really love to know what it is please, and want to keep it but the main large part of the tree is completely dead and really needs digging up, so I want to cut these new lovely bits off and grow from them, can I have some advice how to do this please??

Also I took a picture of a plant/bush that I love which is on my daily dog walk, after doing some internet research I believe it is a smoke Tree / Royal Purple, is this correct please?  If so I will nip out and buy one.


If anyone would like to recommend some gorgeous trees to plant that will brighten up my garden but not need too much looking after and pruning that would be great, I would prefer all year round colour but that is not essential.

Many Thanks in advance

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