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jamesdep

Lucky enough to have acres of country gardens, a growing orchid, a small walled garden, and most recently a tropical garden in Spain, leaner gardener

Cotinus

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jamesdep

One of our 4 #smokebush

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jamesdep

#smokebush #choisya #weepingwillow #willow #willowtree @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

Looking fab James, hopefully you’ll get some lovely plumes on it later in the year.

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jamesdep

#smokebush leaves appeared from no where it was only a couple of weeks back it was bare. @sieveheadsarah this is the second of the three we have smaller leaves and more dense than the larger one. :-)

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sieveheadsarah

It’s great James, you could take off the lower stems and make it a standard 🤔🤨

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jamesdep

@sieveheadsarah what’s a standard lol. New to shrubs usually cottage plants in the last house. Thank you.

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sieveheadsarah

Like a standard rose, all the lower stems are removed, I’ll tag you in a pic 👍🏼😀

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jacaranda

I agree with @sieveheadsarah you could make a real feature of this shrub by removing the lower branches 😍

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jamesdep

@jacaranda I also agree they look beautiful, however we are trying to create a dense border to have as a boundary, but didn’t want to go along the route of laurels etc, so wanting some low base foliage too, it’s in case the horses ever manage to escape onto the lawn from their paddock. It’s their summer paddock. :-)

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jamesdep

@jacaranda we have a Shetland pony too who likes to duck under fences and shrubs. Lol.

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jacaranda

Ah, I see what you mean but you could cut back some of the branches so that you get more of a hedge-like shape and it will also encourage denser growth. 🤞😍

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jamesdep

#smokebush

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jamesdep

#smokebush #candyfloss

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