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Help - bumps on branches of olive tree

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 16:17

Might also be worth moving it outside for the summer. Give it a bit of fresh air...and the flies will fly away  Check under the leaves re the sticky stuff. May be aphids. Again moving it outside would let the predators get rid of them for you.


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 23:00

They are pretty similiar to clematis in the conditions they like. A rich fertile soil well mulched and not too dry, as Verdun said, with their feet in the shade and their heads in the sun. Add blood fish and bone in spring to encourage flowers.

corms, tubers or what?

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:58

No idea but that two pronged bit lower left looks suspiciously like a toe complete with nail! 

A few more "what are these" photos

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:32

4 looks like that horrible suckering everywhere spirea and I think the tree paeonia is lutea. The flowers are not as showy as the others but the leaves are much prettier. 1 looks like fern to me too. Nice to see you btw thecatsmother

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 21:17
nutcutlet wrote (see)

It's the 7 years I'm having trouble accepting addict. The flower then die bit proved itself true over the last few years with another species

Maybe it was just with those particular ones at the time.

I was on another gardening forum and mine and several others on there all flowered in the same year. Some bamboo expert guy said that that was why. Then a couple of years later it happened to some other people on the forum and they had bought theres all around the same time and it was about 7/10 years with theirs. We were from all over the world not just England so does seem to happen in waves depending on which colony your plant was raised from. I am no bamboo expert by any means I am just going on what happened to mine and theirs. 

What was the other species you mentioned?

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 16:41

LOL! Wish there was a chuckling smiley waterbutts   

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 16:33

"a colony flowers just once and then dies.  The species survive only through the germination of the resultant seeds.  Individual plants sometimes recover from flowering, but don't count on it, so flowering is something to regret, not rejoice in."

Must be a different colony nutcutlet. Thats what I meant about the mother plant. If the colony the mother came from flowers then so will all the propagated plants. 


Posted: 23/07/2013 at 16:19

 Ur right Jim/nutcutlet just took a better look at the flowers and leaf formation. 

Flowering black bamboo

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:02

Haha I guess so. 

virginia creeper

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 13:01

LOL waterbutts. 

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