Hello all from SW France! It was my 60th birthday on Saturday and, being the festival of St Katherine too, I followed French tradition and bought a tree, a Larix Griffithii! I am also going to do what the locals say and wait until early on St Valentine's Day/14th February to plant it! Now I had gone to the fair where I bought it from with the firm intention of buying a fruit tree but I saw this lovely conifer and succombed! My wonderful French neighbopurs had gone in their van so I was able to get this 5 foot tall beauty back home. Now today I have done my reserch on the Internet and find that its native home is Nepal which is just weird as my younger daughter works out there! Anyway, has anyone got any advice about what kind of place my lovely tree should be planted ie shade/sun etc? The nursery man said he thought as it grew larger, it would turn blue/green, is this right? Also on the Internet it said that it would have cones, is this right too? How tall do you think it will grow? Also is it one of these that you have to plant it a long long way from the house as the roots might interfere with the walls? Well I know I am asking lots, but I would be grateful for any advice you can give me for my 'dancing lady' tree. I call it that as it reminds me of an Eastern lady whirling round in full skirts!