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Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Upsydaisy, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Upsydaisy

    Upsydaisy Keen Gardener

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    Thanks ,yes I know I'm probably sounding silly ....that particular shrub is very close to a column Apple tree that my parents bought for us just before my Mum died, so I am really trying to keep it as it is and not disrupt the area too much. But yes you are right @Verdun we could/ should replace it.

    I wasn't really 'into' gardening as I am now when all our shrubs were planted.....I just thought that the pretty variegated ones would always remain.....well...variegated!!!!!:heehee:. Now with the kind help from you all here I now know better.
    :ThankYou: everyone!
     
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    Not silly at all Upsy.....sentiment is soooo important in the garden and rather nice too :)
    It doesnt have to be variegated of course....you could simply keep it as a neat, tidy dome of green:)
     
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      Very true!! That's what I'll do with that particular one I think. Thanks:)

      I will practise my newly learnt techniques on another less prominently placed shrub...could always say it's the lasted design in Topiary!!!!:roflol:
       
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        Not sure if they're available in UK, Upsydaisy, but there's a lovely dwarf, variegated form of Pittosporum tobira. If you're not in a frost pocket, it might be worth considering as a replacement for Euonymous. As Verdun says, some of those are notorious for reverting if you turn your back for a couple of minutes :)
         
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          Wow thanks for this @noisette47 ,just had a quick ' Google ' and will now make a cup of tea and have a good look !:coffee:

          Thanks so much for all your great help and advice:dbgrtmb:
           
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