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, which makes a fabulous addition to a native hedge, adding ‘oomph’ to the hawthorns and dogwoods. Spindles for spinning wool were made from its extremely hard wood - bringing us neatly back to Sleeping Beauty.
things that they did not touch: a short list consisting of Taxus baccata (yew), Cornus alba (Dogwood), Euonymus europaeus (Spindle) and Buxus sempervirens (Box). Secondly things that they adored: Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese laurel), Roses, Hydrangea
in Surrey to prevent dogwood from taking over. Since then they've got bigger and bigger and do sterling work tree planting and clearing vegetation all over the country. It's a great way to give something back, get outside, meet interesting people and come
that are still viable. (iv) Plant the seeds that my very efficient wife has ordered. (v) Divide grasses and some herbaceous plants. (vi) Prune and tie back climbing roses. (vii) Cut back willows and dogwoods - although this can wait a bit. (viii) Plant bare
. capillipes and A. grosseri.Cornus florida: a dogwood, but a long way from the red- and green-stemmed varieties we plant for a splash of winter colour. This one is a stunning plant that has green flowers surrounded by white bracts. These look like petals