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Do you give a fig?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:10

Hiya ginny.  I'm in Cornwall here so you're cooooooold!  Prune in December.  

I would protect ....bubble wrap maybe......your pot though 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:09

Inspirational story woody.  Well done 

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:06

It's very clear to will not safely move this plant.  It's too big and too old.  Ok, you may surprise us but surprise us you will if it survives.

I cut Darwinii down to 4' from about 15' some 3 years ago for a friend.  It was obstructing a gateway.  My intention was to kill it friend will not "kill" anything.....then replace it with a camellia.  I thought 50/50 chance of surviving. it is thriving.....much to the delight of my friend but to my disappointment.  

Darwinii is a common plant......seeds everywhere so you might see seedlings in your garden I would buy a replacement. 

Do you give a fig?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:55

Hiya folks, yes I think there is some differing opinion about this but I prune during the short....down here very short.....dormant season.  Clearly, if there are tiny embryonic figs on ends of shoots that look promising I would leave well alone but if no sign of these a bushy fig for future is the aim.


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:29

Woody, we had two DIY shops here but now just one struggling to make a living.  I always try to support it but his stock is less and less. not enough local support. It will disappear soon.

So many local villages have lost their shops now, their post offices have long gone.  A shop in the village makes it complete I think

Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 19:36

Hiya marmaladegirl

Do you mean a section on the forum for children? 


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 19:31

Well done landgirl, use your voucher though.  Maybe for bulbs?  Whatever?  Then go elsewhere.

 It will get back to these suppliers that we are dissatisfied with them very often and that they will have to up their game


Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:18

Been decent day today.  Looking at technology this pm ...iPads, laptops, and ultra books.  Fascinating.

Dove, if you could wait for your OH that would be souper 

Fairy...wot  a trooper.  impressive 


Post - Laylandai

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 12:27

Why, thank you Dove 

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 12:22

Problems galore with this company

Chrissien, get your persistent.....but go elsewhere in future.

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