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dwarf raspberries

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:50

Ekay, I considered dwarf varieties but no choice not convinced.  Interested to hear others' views though

they seem to spread even more than normal varieties .......more canes I guess but over a wider area.  Not sure pot grown will really be abundant producers.  Maintenance will be the same.  Also bending lower?  

Currently don't grow raspberries ...need new site....but I would grow both summer and autumn varieties.  


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:43

Haggling is always worth it.  Always get respect for it DD.  and save moneeeeeee 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:38

Salino, two points.  I am proud of my Coppershine.  It is in a prominent position on my drive and is often commented upon.    Secondly I assumed it was available still and had no reason to consider its possible demise. 

I recommend ...often passionately.....simply because if I'm happy with a plant I have I know others prob will be too.  No arrogance or boasting or similar.  As it is.  I am what I am and quite like me really  

I have already offered cuttings next spring....I have another produced from a cutting....and it adds to the options of the questioner, I think.


To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:28



Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:22

Ecky thump Lynn.  Impressive.  You did all that wearing skates?  

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:20

Edd, worthy of garden jokes thread 

been out and missed return call from bressimgham.  If they say I'm right....100% convinced though.....I will claim bragging rights forever. If wrong, can that be?, I will go into hiding 

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:12

Loving those black n white pics David


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:09

Lynn, love those mince pies.  You know you're my favourite don't you? 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:56

Hiya Dove

Thanis for that link.  I have just called the bressimgham number, explained my position and there will be feedback.  Bressimgham explained that many cultivars have changed ..became less popular and demand fell.  

hopefully I,will get confirmation.  If not I will propagate it and sell it as Verdun's Coppershine and make a fortune 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:08


I do know it's different, its a yew and it was supplied as Coppershine. I also know there is, so far, no reference to it although Google searches are not  as extensive as they once were.  hopefully my "reputation". (Ha ha ) will be restored.

coprosmas never appealed to me but there is a marked difference between these and taxus

possibly there has been a name change so will check out your suggestion later.  Thanks.

whatever it is now called I have a superb colour changing yew...highlighted in spring by bright copper orange foliage.  Will post picture again.  

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I love the Royals......

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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