REARRANGING the garden is always difficult.

But when you have a 15-foot Korean Fir tree to move, things become even trickier.

Mislabelling several years ago led to the Abies koreana being planted in the wrong place at Dawyck Botanic Garden, near Stobo.

And as it gradually approached full height experts realised it was the odd one out when compared with its neighbours on the hillside gardens.

Ahead of the busy autumn period at Dawyck the arborists decided a new location was needed for the 'at-risk' mountain-growing fir.

Dawyck curator Graham Stewart told us: "As home to an internationally-important tree collection, we spend a considerable amount of time on arboreal tasks.

"The tree in question, an Abies koreana or Korean fir, is one of a very handsome species occurring naturally in the higher mountains of South Korea at altitudes of around 1500 metres.

"The reason it was moved dates back to an error during propagation when it was mislabelled.

"It had then been planted out along with its ‘friends’ but in time turned out to be the odd one out.

"In order to clear up the issue of it being in the wrong place we took the decision to move it somewhere more appropriate."

Having now been replanted in a more appropriate location with the picturesque gardens, the Korean fir appears to have happily taken root.

And Mr Stewart admits the move proved popular with the many visitors.

He added: "It appears quite happy in its new home.

"Visitors seem to enjoy watching this kind of activity and it is a great way to start conversations about what we do and why we do it."

After a busy summer at the botanical garden, staff at Dawyck are gearing up for a busy autumn.

A packed-programme of events are planned, including on Sunday, September 16 when mycologist Neville Kilkenny, an expert in the distinct kingdom of fungi, will explain where to look for different species, characteristics to learn - and what to avoid.

From Friday, August 12 until Friday, November 30, Out of the Ark into the Woods, is a new exhibition by local artist Poppy Browne.

Typically taking her inspiration from nature, in this exhibition Poppy employs felt and paint to explore the woodland and the world of animals.