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angipangi

106 year old Edwardian cottage garden with a 106 year old house attached which is equally challenging. Some days I feel like I'm the same age.

Aucuba variegata 'Crotonifolia'

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2016
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angipangi

#Aucuba Japonica #Spotted Laurel I'm so excited 'I could crush a grape'. One solitary red berry. Checked the whole 6/7ft high shrub not another berry in sight but this is progress. The thing is where's the fertilising father. These shrubs as sold by garden centres etc are overwhelmingly female & male plants are rare so 'whose the daddy'? after all these years.

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kimmy01

Lol that's great :) yay

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brightcolours

🎉🎉🎉

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Hanski

Mine got berries for the first time this year. I didn't even know it did that!

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angipangi

Well done @Hanski You've got berries in the plural but sadly my one only has a solitary berry but as I said this is progress. Maybe double production for next year. I would love to try and grow a plant from the seed but reluctant to remove it. I think it might be a race between the birds and me.

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angipangi

@kimmy01 I'm thinking that you seem to have a lot of berries on that neglected Spotted Laurel you got from your neighbour & I've only 1 on my pampered specimen. Maybe I should treat it a bit more mean!! It's fair to say that plants that are under stress are more inclined to flower & fruit as they are desperate for survival.

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kimmy01

Yes that maybe why @angipangi sorry I didnt see this I still don't get notifications when I get tagged :(

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