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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 21:17

My wife is the best all round weeder I know!

Where to buy multi-stemmed Amelanchier Lamarckii trees?

Posted: 17/11/2012 at 12:46

You could alsways buy a single stem one and turn it into a multi stem, if you are prepared to wait a while We have a multi-stemmed Silver Birch. To buy it was over £100 at the time, so I got single baby one and once it was established, I prune off the stem forcing it to grow from the base. I rubbed out all but 4 of the new shoots and now we have a nice plant.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 15:44

The Cleamtis was C. fargesii Summer Snow. It covered a trellis 24 feet long. This is a Viticella type so normally it would be cut to the ground in February, but I needed to mend the trellis.

Did some  more cutting down today ably assisted by our neighbours cat. My two were fast asleep in the house of course.

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Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:24

Hope your bulbs are still there. I planted 300 crocus last week, the following morning every one had been dug up and eaten. Mice or possibly pheasants.

Plant Identification help please

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 09:20

The Butterburr (Petsites) I know grows on river banks and the leaves get huge. That is what had me fooled.

Plant Identification help please

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:07

Are the leaves shiny? Bit hard to tell. Cochlearia officinalis is Common Scurvy grass and the leaves are like your but definitely shiny.

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 21:02

I watched one morning as over a dozen blue tits emerged from one of our nest boxes. They also go looking for spiders etc. in them.

In an ideal world I would leave the tops on perennials over Winter, but as it takes from now until Spring to clear them all off that is not a choice.

By the way what do you folks do with the removed top growth? A lot of the stuff we have will not rot and believe me I have tried. It is very difficult to shred, except when very dry and ditto for burning. Be nice to be able to put it in the Council compost bin, but I filled both of ours witrh the Clematis I cut down. Only another 60 or so of those to do too.

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Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:04

Lucky person. I have cut down the plants on one island bed, no weeding, just removed all the dead top growth. 10 wheelbarrow loads of it.

Plant Identification help please

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 18:00

The top one still escapes me. There are very few plants with that shaped leaf so it ought to be possible. Maianthemum has it, as does one of the smaller growing Dock (Rubble Dock) and Convolulus arvensis. The latter has small pink,sometimes white flowers and is a ground hugging plant not a climber like Bindweed.

Plant Identification help please

Posted: 15/11/2012 at 14:44

Second one is Green alkanet which strangely enough has blue flowers.

And annoyingly I know what the top one is, but having a senior moment (AGAIN!) the name will not pop.

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