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Things you did in the garden as a kid which were extremely bad!

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 21:09

I once went to a friend's house when i was about 3 or 4 and we picked every flower we could find and filled the pond with them all....Her mum wasn't pleased when she found out & my mum still reminds me of this, but of course now nobody would dream of leaving a couple of 3 yr olds alone near a pond for long enough to do that!!


Moving a Cotinus

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 21:05

Thanks Verdun. I did think of buying another plant but I don't really want to keep the one I have in its current position as I think I put it in the wrong place to start with, and it's also outgrown it's space and you can't see it from the house which is such a shame that you don't get to see the lovely autumn foliage from the windows, so I thought it would be worth  trying to move it but I would buy another one if the move killed it & I wasn't able to take a cutting. The place I have for it in my front garden is right in view of my front window so I think it would look lovely both from the house and the street. I am tempted by Royal Purple but I love Velvet Cloak. TBH if I had the space I would have every different Cotinus - they are gorgeous plants! I really like the idea of the miscanthus with it - that would look lovely - thanks for the idea.

Moving a Cotinus

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 14:13

Yes, that sounds like a sensible option - I'm just being impatient in wanting to move it now! But it's a gorgeous plant which I wouldn't want to lose so probably would be good to create a back up first just in case.

Moving a Cotinus

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 13:52

Has anyone successfully moved a Cotinus? I have one (Cotinus coggygria 'Velvet Cloak'), which I think is 6 or 7 years old, but I've always felt I planted it in the wrong place. I'm wondering if moving it would be a option or would just be likely to kill it. As I want to move it from back to front garden, the other option would be taking a cutting (or layering maybe?) to get another plant for the front - any tips/experience on this would be appreciated too.

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 20:24

Very pleased about this. I love CB on GQT - someone who actually knows what he's talking about and has really practical advice. I do enjoy GW but rarely act on anything I've seen on there, especially since it moved to Monty's garden which is just too far removed from my tiny suburban plot!

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