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Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:22

Thanks both, Daphne is a really good idea, and I already have a choisya to go in the spot.

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:23

There is a katsura here in the botanical gardens, but I think it might be a bit big for what I want.  Lovely tree though, haven't smelt it yet!

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:01

Thanks Bekkie, cornus good, don't know if there is enough space!  I like Callicarpa, but I think its too far north, doesn't seem to do here - ok when you buy it but never see berries again!

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:51

Thank you hogweed.  Pittosporum is a brilliant idea, had completely forgotten it and it would be perfect.  And I already have a choisya to put there, so we are obviously on the same wavelength.  Thanks

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:15

I am looking for all year round interest shrubs, or very small trees that will eventually grow to about 2 metres high 

It is a sunny bed, in Edinburgh, and a bit windy.  

Any ideas out there?

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 20:11

Definitely an acer grisium, although it isn't as full as yours, gone up instead of out, could be because it is a bit surrounded by tall hedge and building and must be growing up towards light.  Also I am not very good at estimating distances!

 

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 18:11

Just went and took a photo and can't upload it.....grr.  But I now find that its maybe 18 years old, about 10ft high.  The trunk and one main branch are less 'peely' but two other branches look exactly as they should.  I have removed an old tie which was too tight, but doesn't seem to have damaged it so just in time.  The other tree which is the same age is about 30 feet high, in a much better place.  So, if anyone knows if new growth will look very different (more vigorous) I would be grateful to know. Thanks for existing replies.

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:14

Good point!

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 17:04

It is paler and its hard to see the bark under the peelings which are all over the trunk. I know what it should look like (picture) but this looks different.

Thanks for quick response.  I'll have to go back and get a photo, didn't think of it at the time

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 16:53

I have been offered an acer grisium which is probably about 10-15 years old.  It is in a place where it has never thrived, they have another one planted at the same time which is more than 3 times as big.  If I can manage to move it, will it thrive?  Will the new growth be out of proportion to the old?  The bark doesn't look great, will it recover?  Does anyone know?

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