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22/10/2013 at 11:51

Hi there,

I am new here as just bought first house and are making the garden our own.  Would like to know if Japenese Barberry is safe to have in garden as I would like to move one from front to back garden as having work done.  I really like it due to its colour and good cat deterrant but had heard it was a spreader of Lyme Disease.

Grateful for any thoughts,

Many thanks

22/10/2013 at 11:57

Lyme disease is spread by bites form infected ticks.  Not from plants.  Go ahead and move it.

22/10/2013 at 12:11

Wrong disease, berberis has been associated with stem rust in wheat. 

23/10/2013 at 15:35

Thank you both, will go ahead

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