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Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

I have just got back from our village institute show where they had a plant swap stand. This is what I chose as I was attracted by the leaf colour and shape. Am I right in thinking it could be a dogwood? A positive ID would be a help. image

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,602

    Check out Weigela Florida variegata.

    Devon.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Agree with Hosta, Weigela Florida variegata. (I've got one).

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    Thanks for that! I think it was wishful thinking as I've been looking at dogwoods shrubs that I would like to have in my garden!  image

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    Just out of interest, have you received Septembers issue of GW magazine?

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Aym : Keep your fingers crossed. I've not managed to kill off those cuttings I took a few weeks ago ??

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,243

    Lovely healthy cuttings Kitty  image

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


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thanks for the encouragement, if they survive it will be a first for me.

    Should I cut more leaves off? I think they had 4 (two pairs) at the start and I cut some of the bottom ones in half.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,243

    I'd leave them Kitty. They're growing well  image

    Once the roots are filling the pots, you can separate and pot them on. They'll slow down a bit in the next month or two anyway. 

    Last edited: 03 September 2016 17:59:10

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


  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Time for an experiment methinks. I'll pinch & trim half of them, there are 4 pots, with a cutting in each corner so that's 16 possible plants. That gives me plenty of room for error. 

    Thanks again image

    No roots yet aym image  I daren't disturb them, just checking the pot bottoms so far.

    Last edited: 03 September 2016 18:21:39

  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,120

    Impressive cuttings kitty! I'm doing cuttings and seeds for the 1st time, pleased with results so far. 

    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

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