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It's a biennial so won't last long but letting it seed in the garden will probably get you some babies naturally. I'm sure it's hardy enough for Scotland
The leaves opening on my Cornus sanguinea are such a bright yellow I thought I was looking at a flowering shrub from a distance.
This is one of the things I'm always going to do but never get around to
Great, what colour are they?
As I plant out last year's babies I'm potting on a few of each.
I also have a few shrubby things.
Mahonia aquifolium, Nice.
Cut to just above a pair of leaves, precise amounts not important, I'd stay in the new green wood though, not the brown. Going into the brown has not worked well for me. Do the sides as well as the top.
If you like it put it in, have the plants you like rather than plants that have become known as cottage garden plants.
I'd snip out the growing tips of all the branches, that will thicken it up. I've got quite a bit of laurel and the best and thickest are the ones I've treated this way.
The ones I cut back hard died back more
Thanks Bob, might leave them another week. I have a second lot waiting to go in but don't want to spoil my chances with the first lot.