Two and a half years later these two trees have grown too big for their pots and have had to be removed and replanted in the college grounds. The Eucalyptus is now in the herbaceous border and the Liquidamber in the lakeside border.
Now that these giant trees have been removed from the pots, smaller shrubs and trees have replaced them for a winter display.
The shrubs used to make this new display are:
Cornus stolonifera 'Flaviramea', a common Dogwood with bright yellow-green winter shoots;
Cornus alba 'Kesselringii', a red barked Dogwood with blackish purple winter shoots;
Cornus alba 'Elegantissima', a red barked Dogwood with red winter shoots;
Mahonia x media 'Winter Sun', with dark green, sharply toothed leaves and arching clusters of bright yellow, fragrant flowers;
Ilex aquifolium, the Common Holly with spiny leaves and red berries;
Ilex aquifolium 'J C van Tol', a Holly with almost spinless, ovate, glossy dark green leaves with bright red berries.