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Identification and ideal plant for screening


Can anyone help to identify the two plants in the picture pls?  These are just about to trimmed, before anyone comments on that ha!

And this one:

Secondly, I'm keen to plant something (possibly similar to the above?) that will provide some screening, for the area below.  Any advice on that would be appreciated :)


  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    A pittosporum (? Can’t really see leaves of top one), and then a forsythia?  Did they flower?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,976
    Need to see the leaf shape on the first one

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,798
    I think the 1st one is more likely an eleagnus of some kind and the 2nd I agree is probably forsythia or perhaps the winter flowering lonicera if it had paler, smaller cream flowers.  
    Your second query is a bit more difficult as you would need one or more rather large shrubs in very big containers to provide privacy.  The alternative might be to put some trellis along the fence and plant an evergreen climber in a big pot (trachelospermum perhaps) or construct a pergola along the whole width and grow a climber over that.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,105
    Is there a raised bed behind the sleepers?  If so, how wide is it (ie distance from the back of the sleepers to the fence) and does it have the soil below or is it on top of the slabs?
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Hey, close up leaf shot below.

    Behind the sleepers where I want some screening planted, it is 18 inches deep, 13.5 inches forward from the fence.  It is not completely full of soil currently, an old concrete base from a previous fence also takes up some space.  Ideally I want to plant something in this area, rather than pots in front of the sleepers.  Other ideas include a garden structure, summer house, for a potential hot tub, with a roof etc.

    I might add some trellis also, good for security.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,215
    Euonymus sp can just see tiny flower buds.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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