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31/12/2013 at 10:50

I had intended to put a photo on here but unfortunately I keep getting an error message so just ignore this thread - sorry!

The error message is to do with runtime errors - can anyone help?

31/12/2013 at 11:41

The only thing I can suggest is making the photo smaller so it doesn't take so long. But that is just a guess

31/12/2013 at 12:08

If you are using a PC, try a different web browser and/or make sure your photo is a .jpg and the file size is no larger than 1MB.  If you are using something else, let us know what it is as someone else here might have a similar device.

01/01/2014 at 10:17

OK, I'll give it a go, cheers!

01/01/2014 at 10:33

OK, so the file is a .jpg and is 762 kb and it loads into another forum that I use but not this one which is most frustrating!!!  The other forum is nothing to do with plants so that's not going to help!

01/01/2014 at 10:55

Can you describe the plant. shape of leaves, any flowers, berries, scent from leaves?

01/01/2014 at 11:38

OK - I've just been out and taken new photos, it's absolutely pouring with rain so excuse the fuzzy bits but you should get the general idea (if it works).


01/01/2014 at 12:01

No, that didn't work either - what a shame there's no preview option on this site so that I don't have to keep wasting time.  I actually did the whole process using Chrome this time but it hasn't helped.

The plant is now about three feet high, it has long glossy leaves rather like a Rhododendron but very glossy. It appeared about four years ago and is growing very well, it is hardy although we are in the 'soft' area of the UK where we don't get too much in the way of cold weather.  So far it has not flowered, I guess that's really going to be the only way of identifying it. 

01/01/2014 at 12:06

One of the laurels perhaps?

01/01/2014 at 13:14

Laurels tend to be a lightish green, whilst rhodos are generally darker. Is it lighter than a Rhodo?

01/01/2014 at 15:14

I did wonder about a laurel, it is certainly not a dark green, more like the green in the Gardeners' World offers banner on this page,

01/01/2014 at 15:51

Laurel green methinks....

01/01/2014 at 16:01

and they seed around everywhere

03/01/2014 at 18:31

03/01/2014 at 18:31

The above is a laurel.

03/01/2014 at 18:39

are you sure? 

03/01/2014 at 18:51

Yes it is a bay laurel.

03/01/2014 at 19:01

Laurus nobilis, bay

I think the plant being discussed here is Prunus laurocerasus, laurel. Though who knows, we haven't seen it. But light green says the prunus to me

04/01/2014 at 09:31

Prunus laurocerasus, laurel - a very different laurel to Laurus nobilis which is the culinary bay. 


04/01/2014 at 09:40

Relief, I thought I'd been cooking with a hedging plant.

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