We moved Lomatia ferruginea last year, Max’s Dad and me, dragging it unceremoniously across and up the garden in a plastic garden waste bag. Past azaleas and rhododendrons, we pushed and shoved, until it reached its new home, next to a sheltering privet hedge. Previously it had been stifled under the canopy of a Cornus kousa ‘Porlock’, with little sun and no room to grow. It is always a little scary to move a large, established plant, especially one that is on the tender side. In this case, it has been successful. The fresh veloured foliage is a sure sign that this South American member of the Proteaceae family has settled down nicely in the new neighbourhood.