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Posted: 07/03/2015 at 21:04

Yes Gerry. I think dogwoods would do very well there.

did you remove the tree roots?

why not go for a dogwood with good leaf colour too?  Elegantissima has green and white leaves and vivid red stems.  Aurea has bright yellow leaves and same red stems.  These varieties provide summer interest too.

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:20

Aha!  But I was a 100 metres runner pansy face.    Didn't need to run fast cos luck was on my side and I saw them.  I was composed

Ever been had ??

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:18

Agree with Nut.  snowdrops all look good and names varieties are unnecessary generally.  

However, Runnybeak just make sure your bulb establishes a colony and then you will be happy with your purchase. .  


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:13

You in Cornwall Gardeners Boy?  Like a walk along the beach myself and in a few minutes I am there.  


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:10

In this case yes.  It shouldnt even notice the move unless roots are congested,

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:03

Anything taken from someone else,without their permission or knowledge , is not right...including seeds.

i have had things taken .....some  come in to help themselves to cuttings,,seed heads, etc and they are offended when I tell them to pay £5.  It IS stealing.  they are MY property.  I am a generous person.....I give plants, cuttings etc anything usually if asked.

i used to grow a highly colourful front wall......featuring mesembryanthemums which are hardy down here.  These were regularly ripped out. I caught one couple greedily attempting to remove a whole plant but unsuccessfully. their mistake was in leaving their car...both of them (and they were ostensibly respectable middle aged )  I caught them before they got to their car and took a photo of them. They offered to pay and I said £40.  Lesson learned for them I think. 

we KNOW if it's wrong or not.  

picking blackberries, for example, on private property is wrong.  Taking daffodil flowers  is wrong.  

Christopher lloyd wrote about people helping themselves to cuttings from his garden and he was angry about it.......often because his plants were damaged in the process but mostly because they STOLE from him.

i learned as a kid that pinching apples...scrumping......from someone's garden was not quite the thing to do.  The owner, armed with a stick, whacked each of us kids as we attempted to get away.   


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:23

Sounds productive Bob 


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:18

Think I would repot it.  Difficult to see clearly but when repotting ....ericaceous soil of course....check there are no vine weevil grubs in the compost. 


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:13

Yes, in gh cut them back to make them bushy.  Ok to do it now. Not too critical .....there should be plenty of shoots further down so,cut to those.  Use the cuttings .....well, for cuttings.

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Posted: 07/03/2015 at 16:01


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