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Tree identificagtion

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 19:01

Looks like river birch to me, Betula nigra.


Unidentified Flower

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 16:53

It looks like the emerging flower of beschorneria yuccoides, lovely plant.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 22:19

Wow! What a salsa to finish! Amazing!

still reeling from Pixies exit, she was a much better dancer than Mark or Jake, would Be a better final with her in it!

Cutting a conifer in winter

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 16:22

*kill that branch

Cutting a conifer in winter

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 16:19

Hi Triple J, welcome to the forum.

unfortunately Mike has a habit of writing rambling posts of irrelevant information, freezing water in pipes???! Anyone that has pruned a conifer, would tell you it's resin that bleeds out and this only freezes below -50 Celsius, hence conifers living in some of the coldest environments on the planet.

Your neighbour has leylandii that has got out of control, you are allowed to trim off branches that are over your side as long as you give them back to your neighbour. Cutting back beyond the green growth, into the brown wood of leylandii will cut that branch, so unless you plan to remove all the green growth, it will survive.

hotlips plant

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 15:53

my hotlips is flowering too at the moment. Mine is in a pot, so I just cut it back and move it to my cold frame. If yours is in the ground I would cut it back and pot it up and put somewhere out the cold. They are quite tender salvias.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 12:35

I think Jake will go, he has 'peaked', whilst others are still improving. Pixie looks unstoppable for the glitterball.

Over wintering a banana tree

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 18:15

You can reduce the height of the truck before wrapping it, I found my musa weeped more than when just removing the leaves, so left it a day to'cry' before wrapping it up. 

Once again. SORRY.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 20:24

It's hard to ignore the sheer volume of irrelevant, unconnected and erroneous information in Mikes post (telling people Leylandii have large tap roots!). This is compounded by Mikes continued claims of expertise, even suggestion of him being a scientist!! 

What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 19:37

Snowdrops and snake head fritillary are so beautiful, but also heather and forever flowering gorse are great for the bees around here.

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