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Unidentified autumn flowering deciduous tree

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 18:03

Why not go and take some of the orange seed? Sow them now and they germinate in Spring. I have a hedge of them grown from seed like that. We even got an album form too.



Posted: 02/11/2012 at 14:03

I have more gardening books at home thatn there are in our Library. Mind I do have 16 metres of shelves of them!


Posted: 01/11/2012 at 11:58

I enjoyed reading all the Anna Pavord books, especially The Tulip.

There are not many witers now of Christopher Lloyd.'s type, sadly. And at least he WAS writing from his own experiience.

My son usually buys me a gardening/plant book for Christmas, but this year and last I struggled to find one that was not best described as a 'coffee table' book. Where are the good modern writers?


Posted: 01/11/2012 at 10:10

Sorry Frank, but there are references in the oldest book I have to using Nicotine as an insecticide. Admittedly this was for the professional gardeners at big Houses, but it was easily available to anyone.


Posted: 31/10/2012 at 20:49

I have all of his. The Clematis one is very useful.

Bonfire Night - Check your bonfires for hodge hegs!

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 17:57

Ah, the good old days of major BBC Website convulsions over this very issue. Feeling my seniltiy tonight.

Help My Magnolia

Posted: 31/10/2012 at 10:08

There you are then, normal behaviour for a deciduous tree.

Help My Magnolia

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 21:08

Which one is it? Many of them are deciduous so the leaves should be falling off about now.

Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 17:49

Never had any trouble with it self seeding here, which is odd in a way, everything else does!


Posted: 30/10/2012 at 12:18

Ah, but now there would be no policeman, except if you are very very lucky driving past cocooned in the safety of a metal box. And the most likely thing would be that he/she would use a Taser on you (but only if you waved a white stick). Then of course you would sue for massive compensation from the Police force and from the old lady for allowing the police to behave like that.

Having grown up in an area where the only greenery was the grass growing in the cracks of the cobbles in the back alleys, scrumping apples was not an option.

To go back to the original posting, I am very lucky in that I have a large collection of Gardening books ranging in age from the later 1800's up to modern Timber Press Monographs on various plants. I enjoy them as Books not just for the information they contain. Sadly we have a problem now in that I have run out of space for more and many of the books I would love to own are way beyond my pocket. And none of this type ever appear in Charity shops these days. They have become very much more aware of the value of books than they used to be.



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