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cloud8cloud8 Posts: 101
Nooooooo James!

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  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..I agree....nooooo...lol... in that I didn't like many of James's choices, or at least I don't have any experience of them which is more to the point...

    ..my choices would be:

    Sorbus vilmorinii

    Sorbus cashmiriana

    Sorbus 'Joseph Rock'

    Prunus 'Spire'

    Amelanchier 'Ballerina'

    Sophora Japonica 'pendula'

    Eucalyptus if suitably pruned

    a Cornus kousa variety...

    Cotinus 'Grace' which can be trained as a small tree

    can't think of any others offhand...

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,053

    I love the ornamental pear - Pyrus salicifolius but more importantly, I love reading anything James writes. Always amusing and entertaining and his descriptions often make me laugh out loud image

    Love those three Sorbus as well Salino

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    I would add:

    Betula pendula Youngii

    Sorbus sargentiana

    Malus Golden hornet

    Genista aetnensis

  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 977

    I love my Cornus kousa when it flowers,  the strawberry like  fruits disappoint me as they are few and far between but it is just colouring up beautifully for autumn.

  • All good thing's must come to an end,it's been good reading thank you James,We have a Tulip tree in the garden which flower's most year's.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,159

    Never mind the trees.  It's the way he writes that is so entertaining and informative and he mentions interesting plants which can be researched if not known.

    I shall miss the blog but wish him well.

    I trust his own blog will continue once his house move is completed.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • How about Tree Ferns please? I have raised some Dicksonia Antartica from spores and they are now in their sixth year and still fairly small with no established trunks yet. Will I need to wait until the last frost has passed before taking them outside. Presumably they would be best kept in containers until more established?

    David.
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