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D CD C Posts: 27

Good afternoon,

I have just bought a home, and am now the proud owner of my very first garden. To call myself a beginner would probably be overstating my experience, so I hope you won't mind if I bother you with some stupid questions.

First on my list of stupid questions is could you please help me identify the following two plants? One is a nice hedge that seems to stay green over the winter (unlike the hedge it is next to):


And the other is either a short tree or a big plant:


Thank you very much for looking.



  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,721

    No 1 looks like common privet.

    No 2 looks like cupressus Goldcrest but could be any number of others.

  • Hostafan's spot on. Privet - ligustrum ovalifolium, makes an easy hedge, clip it June time. The conifer is cupressus macrocarpa 'Goldcrest' which will make a 20ft tree, but can suffer in the coldest weather.


  • D CD C Posts: 27

    Thank you both very much! That will allow me to do some research and get started on making my garden a bit more green.

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