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Hebe and Euonymus - Back to front?

ShepsSheps Posts: 1,677

Good afternoon everyone,

I have just finished planting up my raised beds with Hebe and Euonymus and I am now wondering if I have planted the Hebe in the wrong position?





I planted the Hebe to the backs of the beds and the Euonymus to front of the beds.

The Euonymus are as follows,

Golden Harlequin

Emerald Gaiety


The Hebe is Variegata and grows to about 40cm, so will the Hebe's be over taken by the growth of the Euonymus and lost at the back of the beds? and if so can I prune the Euonymus to keep them below the height of Hebe.

Sorry for the long winded question image





  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Those containers are lovely. They will look great in winter too when everything else has died back image

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,685

    Agree with Verdun, the odd grass would look really good in there.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

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  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    The beds are really lovely - mitred corners tooimage.  I don't think I'd try hebes as a pyramid shape but I would clip back the euonymous to complement the ball shapes.  A couple of trailers (even ivy) would soften the edges and would be very manageable in a raised bed.  

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,677

    Thanks very much for the advice everyone...good to know I can prune them all to the desired shape.

    Thanks Verdun...I like the idea of a grass, do you mean in a separate container or in the raised beds?

    Also, how hard can I prune back the Euonymus?

    @ Lou, Doc and Lesley...pleased you like the raised beds image

    I had the same thought re the ivy, Lesley...I was going to plant some in the corners of the beds to help hide the gaps, I had 6 small ones in the basket this morning but put them back, wish I would have bought them now.


  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,677

    Thanks very much, Verdun...I have a big pot just waiting for a plant, will check out some of the grasses.


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Sheps you could go into business judging by the amount of praise your planters have generated.. 

    Lesley K. First time I saw them that's exactly what I thought. ooOOoo mitred corners! image

    Sheps I'm surprised you're coping with the euonymous at all...what with them having sticky out bits and that. image

    I've been looking at grasses for a container I have going spare and the Stipa tenuissima has really caught my eye. It would give your set up a bit of "foof" factor. I'm hoping it makes my pot look like Tina Turner. image

  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,677

    Ey up, PP...think I'll just have to cope the Euonymus, but if all the sticky out bits gets too much, I'll just look at my nice, neat, mitred corners and calm will descend once again image

    Just done a search for Stipa tenuissima; very nice indeed, and as you say, very Tina Turner image

    BTW, planter envy is a terrible thing image


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