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Posted: 24/01/2014 at 08:47

Ooo, thanks Dove.     Seeing a bunch of folk today who are quite academic so you can be sure I will inform them of the wild haggis here in Cornwall. I needed to find something to impress them and I think this is just the ticket.  

Best way to i.d this plant?

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 08:43

Welcome to the forum Luke.  


Posted: 24/01/2014 at 08:37

Well, well you learn something new every day.  Never knew haggis were actually animals and now I've seen just what they look like I can boast to all amd sundry.  Think I will impress everyone today and say those clever people on the forum have educated me.  

Wet, wet and more wet.  Very mild, almost warm, but it would be nice to have a dry period of cold sunny winter days


New to gardening and forum

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 23:49

Hmmmmm....but pyracantha is so VICIOUS.  Those sharp long barbs.  Got rid of mine.  One of those near your eyes...a child's bad news.  You can have prickly but pyracantha is dangerous


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 23:05

Hey,  like that. PANDA 

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Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:47

I also would grow a berberis there....Darwinii.  Evergreen, easily pruned, spikey, and lovely orange flowers in spring.  A bonus of blue berries too.  A much better plant there than mahonia


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:41

I'm sure you will grow all those very well Tracey 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:37

I would never grow bamboo flowersforbees.  Ok there are some supposedly non invasive types but all are a big NO for me.  

How about growing miscanthus as a screen?  

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:33

What a wonderful day it will be when a cure for cancer is found 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:31

Tracey, sorry to seem over pedantic but they are corms not tubers.   Ok, who cares?  We all know what we mean 

Dahlia tubers.  Begonia corms.  And yes, you can keep them from year to year and they will produce bigger and better plants.  Keep vine weevils away and keep warm and dry over winter though. 

Yes, delay planting for a while yet.  The corms are started into growth in trays...for me anyway....and when shoots appear I pot them up. 

Hope this helps 

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