Some of you may remember last month , when clipping the Cornus bushes to make our Christmas decorations, the stems of Cornus alba sibirica Westonbirt which I put in a white vase.
Well, you should just see them now, look at all the new growth that they have put out, lots of leaves everywhere.
And not just leaves, tiny flowers wherever you look.
If you look at the other end, there are loads of roots forming!!
I really can’t bear to waste anything, so these will be used to form a hedge at the end of the woodland where we have a bank just covered with ivy. I’m now thinking of next autumn when we will have lots of the purple tinted leaves, followed in the winter by the bright red stems. I could split my wild snowdrops and plant them between the cornus, through the ivy, so the whole of the bank will be red, green and white for at least 3 months and it hasn’t cost me a penny! That’s my sort of gardening, do you agree?