Also agree with Busy-Lizzie its a euonymus, I have one in the back garden and enjoy shaping it each year.
Thanks for all your ideas I will take a look at some of the suggestions.
I'm mad about dogwoods and have 4 different kinds. I think midwinter fire is my favourite. Got 2 half price from wyevale.
So far its between Taxus 'standishii' and Prunus 'Snow Showers'. Liked the idea of an Acer but its too exposed. Think I want something a bit more formal than the Viburnum and Winter Honeysuckle (have both in the back garden). I'm looking to put dogwood in the back garden too. Think its a bit near the path for anything fruiting as when they fall the fruits would sqash in the gravel and walk in the house, otherwise a crab apple would have been quite nice. Thanks for all your help.
They don't always read the instructions do they Charlie
Today I finally decided to give up on the fight to save my euonymus from scale. I have taken Verdun's advice and gone for Taxus Standishii.