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Cornus Midwinter Fire

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Cornus       Midwinter Fire

Jan 2013 plated in new border near garage



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Are you going to cut it right back, now , Amy? I have this one in the border and this is a good time of year to do it so you get good colour next winter. Hope you didn't mind me mentioning this!

4 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for reminding me Rose , I'm always reluctant to cut back a new small shrub I think I'll just give it a little trim for it's first year ....

4 Feb, 2013

 

Bought this and a couple of other varieties for some winter colour a few weeks ago, really looking forward to seeing them grow this year.

5 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Me to Angela ,anything is welcome that gives us some cheerful winter colour :o)

5 Feb, 2013

 

OH decided after reading Alan Ts book we needed more winter colour, so that is what I am doing.

5 Feb, 2013

 

love these Amy - great shrubs - mine in front

6 Feb, 2013

 

I have this Cornus AMy but I planted it when it was a very small plant and its now quite tall but totally hidden as its behind a big Choysia, think I may try digging it up and moving it somewhere I can see its lovely red stems.

8 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks paul , Carole I wonder if you could dig a runner up from it to start a new shrub off ,I've noticed on a big old one of mine that it has new growth shooting up from the ground on the outside of the older stems ,I'm sure I could dig it up and move it elsewhere also the nice new stems are a lovely new fresh red .....

8 Feb, 2013

 

Gorgeous stems thereAmy, is this for your pink border too?

9 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Yes it is Janey, the border is filling up I can't wait for them to flower and spread out ,yesterday I bought a Prunus Purple -leaf Sand Cherry the dark purple against the pinks should look nice ..

10 Feb, 2013

 

Ooh it should, I've googled it and had a look, your border will be beautiful and if you edge it like you said and use a pebble mulch, it'll look so sunny and warm!

10 Feb, 2013

 

Thanks for the suggestion Amy.I will have a look tomorrow if there are any signs of runners;0)

11 Feb, 2013

 

Very nice, one of my Hubs favs...

16 Feb, 2013

 

love Cprnus, the different bark colours, and different intensities of colour. I bought one from a pound shop last year, hoping it's going to show some signs of life. I'd love to have a whole hedge of them, different varieties mixed to give a technicolour background

16 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Glad you like it Sue / Fran I hope yours grow well for you ,you can get some good bargains at the pound shop !

16 Feb, 2013

 

Buying bare-rooted has never worked yet for me, or maybe buying cheap plants that have been in the pack who knows how long. It'll have to be grown in a tub, which will limit the size - at least, once I reach the biggest pot size that I have. Fingers crossed I'll need the bigger pots.

17 Feb, 2013

amy
Amy
 

You have to inspect them very carefully when they have been packed as in poundland some of them leave a lot to be desired but I like to think I've rescued a plant if it looks reasonable and have given it a good home :o)

17 Feb, 2013



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