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Posted: 08/03/2015 at 00:40

Midwinter Fire is not reliable,with everyone Charliebot.  For me it is not great.  It is prone to die back amd lacks the vigour of other dogwoods.  It's ....lack,the vibrancy of the nright red varieties.


Posted: 07/03/2015 at 22:14

Yes but that pot does look small.

Mind your own business

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 21:21

I think gw was foolish to feature mind your own business as a garden plant/lawn.  this is a weed. it will not behave as a lawn but will invade......and do so totally.  

a friend had planted helxine deliberately to clothe everything in his back garden bright smother stones, edges etc., thinking it would look good. it grew up the walls and smothered every plant there.  Then began a fruitless campaign to eradicate it because he hated it eventually. 

richard, it is not a difficult,plant to is EASY.  But Dont. Just don't



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 

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