Chill out, i doubt Gin Soaked set out to antagonise anyone.
I was not suggesting he was trying to antagonise anyone and just trying to get the information about the hedge in question straight. I'm not even saying there is not a point to be made about the greater chance of it being guelder rose if the soil was alkaline but I was unconvinced it could be the soil acidity that would 100% decide the hedge identity.
Don't be silly.
I'm sure plenty of others have appreciated your input as much as me.
Some of us have learnt our trade before gospel Google came along, just let it go over your head.
Ginsoaked if you have decided you have better things to do and don't want to post any more on boards then I hope you have fun doing so.