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What is this shrub and can I move it?

Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 South West Posts: 256

I was given a cutting from a old neighbour and it has taken a few years to get this big but I really want to move it so I can plant a small tree in this corner. I am not sure what this shrub is but it's lovely with the berries on in the winter. Could it be a cotoneaster? When would be the best time to move it?  Or would it be better to leave it and plant a tree in front? 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    Yes, I would say it’s a cotoneaster, you can move it, they’re pretty tough plants.  I would move it now, before it’s starts it new growth spurt. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 South West Posts: 256
    Oh, I didn't know it could be moved while it's still got it's berries. I have a good place for it so might get that done over the next few days as it's so nice outside with this mild weather at the moment. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,292
    I think you answered this on a different thread Lyn. Have you been at the sherry early love?  :D

    Lyn basically said - you can move it - just follow the usual process. Big rootball, keep moist until it gets going.  :)

    You've just reminded me that I have one which needs hacking back now as the birds have eaten everything on it, and before it gets going properly again.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    Now am now I am going mad😱. I can’t even see another thread from Bagpuss asking this😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    Ah, I see what you mean now, that’s my iPad doing a flippy-do! It jumps about sometimes 😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 South West Posts: 256
    No other thread as far as I'm aware. I got Lyn's  message on this thread. There must be something spooky going on somewhere if it turned up on a different thread? How odd. Not to worry I got both your replies so many thanks for the tips. 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    It did turn up on another thread as well as this one, sometimes this site is not iPad friendly at all, it does some very weird things.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,292
    edited February 2019
    It was a different thread entirely Lyn. Will I book the home for you now?  :D

    It's the one entitled ' Spring? '  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,912
    I know! It does that sometimes, I’ve had it happen before, just flicks the screen and post in two places. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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