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 Can someone tell me what my daughter has inherited please.


..that's a seed pod from a Fremontodendron...

Stacey Docherty

I agree with salino freemontodendron should have a spectacular mass of yellow flowers


When pruning get well covered and gloved - the small hairs on the stems get everywhere and make you itchy.


Not just itchy they hurt! 


Thanks all for the info.

Lost mine this year, presumably from the cold start to the year. It's sprouting from the base again so not all bad.

anyrunning tips please ?

Oops...any pruning tips please ?


Just keep it to the size you want. Don't let it get out of hand as then you have to get in amongst it to prune and its horrible. Prune after flowering and honestly, wear long sleeves and gloves! 

ManyMany thanks for your advice, Linda.



Take out any growth which is coming out from the wall and don't be scared to cut back  to keep it within its boundaries as it will put on a lot of growth. Now, is a good time to prune. I never shredded this but put it straight in to the recycling bin. I loved my shrub but never looked forward to the little hairs. They look so innocent and at first you may not even see them but believe me they are there! I'm scratching just thinking about those hairs!

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