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Garden Maintenance: Coryllus avellana ‘Contorta’ – Reversion

I think the video explains it better than text ever could the coryllus avellana ‘Contorta’ or commonly known Corkscrew hazel and the maintenance steps I need to take to bring it back to its glory days for the coming season.

For those who might like to know, I thought these the most helpful of definitions:

Reversion: 3. Genetics A return to the normal phenotype, usually by a second mutation

or

Reversion: n 1 return to an earlier condition, practice, or belief 2. Biol the return of individuals or organs to a more primitive condition or type

In all of the gardens I have ever owned [2] I have always had one of these plants. I don’t entirely know why. Part of me always wondered if it knew it were an oddball alone in the plant world and/ or just what it was thinking when it began returning to normal.

More than that I always loved how when everything else was going to sleep for the winter like some sort of Cinderella, this fellow took the stage and became so amazingly beautiful –  only for it to return to contorted just as everything else was waking up.

How the plant kingdom will never cease to amaze me and why I love it so much.

catkins coryllus avellana contorta

The Sodcast – Episode 28

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The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.


Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or subscribe/ listen to the podcast in iTunes. Alternatively, subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed Episode 27 of the garden podcast ?

First Up:

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This Weeks Oddities:

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The Sodcast – Episode 2

sodshow, garden podcast

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.


Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or – as always you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

Alternatively you can subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed last weeks garden podcast ?

First Up:

This week the sodcast podcast was accepted by iTunes. Find the sodcast on iTunes here. If you like it please pop over and give it a vote and/ or a nice comment. It would sincerely, be really appreciated.

When Brian Greene caught the news, he very kindly recorded the brand spanking new intro jingle. I love it. It makes me smile. Thanks Brian. I really appreciate it.

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Also there’s a massive thanks due to Ronan Hunt-Murphy for the re-writing of the home and about pages on the donegan landscaping website. Really appreciated Ronan. Thank you.

This week on the garden blog:

Photographs For The Podcast – In The Garden This Week:

I did this post some time ago on the corkscrew hazel

There are still places available on the grow your own garden course taking place next weekend, Saturday 21st August. To book a place – simply email info@doneganlandscaping.com

You are the reason I do what I do:

This was posted on Bernie Goldbachs weblog. I left a comment there – but told him I’d answer the rest of it here on the sodcast podcast. Take a browse at Bernie’s garden situation…. see if it rings a bell ?

I posted this link as a comment on his blog regarding the lawn. The rest is in the podcast 😉

This weeks oddities:

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My good buddy @mushypea007 took this picture. It’s was taken at 8.45pm tuesday night from the end of Howth Pier in North Dublin. I swore it was a postcard. It’s not. 😉 Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

And finally :

from the puck fair courtesy of Susan. Pure golden once the music starts.