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I've just been out in the garden and took some photo's of things, a couple were plants that were not able to be identified before because they hadn't come into leaf properly. There's a couple of new things too.
1) Firstly I just want to confirm, is this cornus/dogwood, it has bright red bark and people identified it as such, just wondered if anyone new the type.
2) This was one that people couldn't get before, it is just starting to show up these little clusters.
3) I've got two of these trees, one large and one small, at first I thought it was going to be magnolia (hoping) but don't know. Two pictures for this one, sorry about the blurriness, I don't seem capable of using a camera when it comes to plants
4) This was another that couldn't be identified before, but now is starting to flower.
5) This has popped up in a pot.
And finally, my Syringa has started to flower so here's a picture of it.
Thank you all, hope everyone's having a good day!
1.confirm dogwood but not which type, they all flower like that
2. Probably Deutzia but post another pic when it comes out
5 might be forget me not but doesn't look quite right
2, looks like my deutzia which is budding just like that.
Hmmm yes,3, sycamore - you probably don't want that - I'd get that out before it's bigger than your house and shades the whole garden and you have acres of baby sycamores springing up everywhere - unless you have a couple of acres that is.
Sycamore is my headache too...
Thanks nutcutlet for all those!, much appreciated.
Cheers Magical Meerkat for confirming that.
Dovefromabove, Supernoodle really? How fast do they grow? One on the right side of garden is about 15ft high, there's two on left hand side by fence about 7ft tall. I wish I had a a couple of acres. My garden is only about 5 by 8m.
5m x 8m garden. Sycamores out now Jack.
They're fast. Leave it much longer and you'll need a tree surgeon rather than a saw
I echo nutcutlet. Get them out now!
oh no! I'm gutted, that is the only actual tree in the garden.
Sorry Jack, they are enormous trees. 100 ft or more and wider than your garden
Wow! Thanks for the info anyway. Hmm, got to look on the bright side of this.....more logs for another log pile, another gap for me to buy more plants to fill. I wish I could afford a decent sized tree to go there. I'll feel so guilty chopping it down.
My next thread will probably be, 'What is a cheap tree I can buy that will be the right size for my garden and will grow really quickly and look beautiful?'.
That forget -me -not type one might be one of the little speedwells that appear in grass quite often.
I'd agree about the sycamores Jack - they're whoppers! Plenty of nice small trees you could put in. Amelanchier lamarkii (snowy mespilus) makes a nice airy tree in small plots.
I will try and take a better picture of the 'forget me not/speedwell' When I google image those, it doesn't seem to look like them.
Thanks Fairygirl, the Amelanchier do look nice.
Now I know what to ask for, for my birthday, a tree.
Ah, a site just mentioned Amelanchier likes neutral to acid soil, mines Alkaline.
How about a fruit tree? You can get apples on various rootstocks, get the size you want
Was just about to suggest that nut
I got a couple of apple trees last year for a tenner each in B&Q. They're in big pots just now.
Must be a good plan Fairy
I'd have a Victoria plum...however you can get those fruit trees with more than one fruit grafted ont them two the price of one!