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SoupSoup Posts: 1

I have several German Christmas trees in my gardens which have now blocked all light into my living room. I'm happy to leave the back ones but I'd rather not cut the front ones l down because the first 6ft provide good privacy and act as a sound barrier. I'm not too sure how to handle this because if I chop the tops off they'll look a little odd as they go up to a point and also someone told me this will kill them anyway!? Any suggestions? 

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  • Morning all I have a in my garden a succulent which has grown to around 2 ft tall. I have no idea what it's called. It has deep purple rubbery like leaves and has recently flowered with several wine coloured flowers on the top ....... Could anyone tell me what this succulent is and can I move it to another position in the garden? image any help would be good. Thanks 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,365

    @ Soup ... I'd take the lot out and recreate your privacy with some other sort of screening ... a pergola covered with clematis and roses perhaps?

    @ Forgetmenots .. does it look anything like this?

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    Aeonium arboreum 'atropurpureum'

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  • No dove ... the plant you show has circular forms of leaves. Mine are singular leaves growing up a stem. Each leaf has what I would call a slightly serated edge. The flowers are clumps of what I can only describe as looking like cauliflower but are wine coloured. 

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,632

    Forgetmenots, if they look more like cauliflowers, try looking under Hylotelephiums/Sedums. There are a few purple varieties like Purple Emperor. They might be those plants.

  • Thank you Borderline, I'm having problems uploading a pic of it. I'll take your advice and check. I'll let you know the outcome here. Many thanks for the help both of you :)

  • I have had a look at the Sedums and Hylotelephiums. I can't see anything like my plant. The leaf is quite thick and rubbery and has a distinct serated edge. None of what I have seen have that. Thanks for your help though. I'll just keep looking. image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,365
    forgetmenots says:

    No dove ... the plant you show has circular forms of leaves. Mine are singular leaves growing up a stem. Each leaf has what I would call a slightly serated edge. The flowers are clumps of what I can only describe as looking like cauliflower but are wine coloured. 

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     Possibly one of the Sedum spectabile varieties?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Omg found it ....... image thank you so much !

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,365

    image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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