Patio Prickles

At the top of my rockery, next to the patio, there is a beautiful Euonymus fortunei “Emerald ‘n Gold”, hidden behind these prickles!

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I can’t remember what they are called, but these little evergreens are some of the prickliest plants I’ve ever come across… and I have an aversion to prickles.

I admit to not watering this pot all summer – it survived 6 weeks without rain, with temperatures in the upper 30s. But its days were numbered nonetheless. Say goodbye…

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Bye bye prickles, hello…

Cupressa macrocarpa goldcrest!

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These are sold as “seasonal” plants here… I’m not sure it will last the winter, but I can wrap it up in the pot if necessary and for now it has brightened up the patio… and I can see the Euonymus!

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Do you have any prickly plants you don’t like?