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Posted: 28/02/2014 at 20:49

Hiya Avril

Well, this is the home of,the cordyline....Cornwall.  They grow everywhere down here

At 4 to 6' they aren't too tall to move.  Dig a generous circle around the plant .....40 cm from the trunk all round.....and 60 cm deep. Push the spade under the rootball and gently lift.  It should separate well from the soil as a compact unit.  I always haveeThe recipient hold prepared beforehand but don't use too much compost, manure etc.

Crdylines can be cut back hard and they will sprout with multiple shoots.  I think keeping just 3 well spaced shoots makes a nice plant

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 20:38

I think it's the first time ordering from them but they are a famous group.  Should receive my order soon so I will let you know.  They specialise in pinks amd carnations.  Their heritage pInks look sensational so I am hopeful

Something to replace connifers

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:40

I have dug out a,lot of conifers.......some big but not huge I guess.  Removed one that was maybe 30' for a friend few years back.  Fun n games....remember scampering up a ladder half in the tree amd half on the ladder to cut top part of the conifer.  by leaving a bare trunk of say 6' you can lever and dig and finally move it.  Once it starts to rock you are winning.  

Amanda, what do you mean by "huge"?  How tall?  What type.....Leylandii?

Always best to remove the stumps whilst the ground is clear.



Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:28

I guess you're pasta caring now KEF. 

In his defence, a bloke can't eat and speak (say thank you) at the same time.  


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:21

Ha ha Fairy.  Forgot about Jonathan Creek.  Yes will watch it.....thanks.


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:19


Ok, will check out the BBC prog fairy

the vernon geranium company

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:17

Just checked and realised I have ordered from Allwoods not Vernons.  Would have cancelled vernons because of the T & M connection.  T &M are great for seeds,,etc. and bulbs but not for plants simply because I can and do get better elsewhere

Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 19:04

Rozanne is brilliant but I also grow Jolly Bee.  The experts say it is one and the same but I have both and they are different, albeit slightly. 

Tanya rendell is a favourite of mine.....colourful foliage and flowers for months.  Black beauty has to be the best geranium....purple foliage and gentian blue flowers n compact mounds 


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 18:52

Ah! Cheese Gromit......Wensleydale 


Posted: 28/02/2014 at 12:59

Hiya Pottie

Yes weather,has completely changed now......moderate winds, blue sky and sunshine so storm has gone......"up country". 

Amazing turnaround from this morning and last night

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