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what-is-this-plant

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 14:21

Sounds like what we used to call Dog Daisies. Leucanthemum vulgare. That has fern like feathery leaves and whote diasy flowers. Or of course it could also be Feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium.

strange-fruit-thing

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 14:15

Quince. The shrub must be Chaenomeles japonica and those are the fruits. Not the true Quince which is Cydonia, but an acceptable alternative when making Quince jelly or Marmalade.

Not ripe yet though!

anyone-know-what-this-is

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:37

Polygonatum x hybridum. Many of these plants are now being moved to Disporopsis

anyone-know-what-this-is

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 12:34
How Poisonous, How Harmful?

Contains saponins but in a fairly small amount. Also contains a small amount of the cardiac glycoside, convallamarin, but the quantity is so small that there are no reported cases of poisoning. Ingestion of a very large quantity would be required but the plant is frequently subject to predation which means that it does not form the berries which might be attractive enough to encourage consumption.

No records exist of it causing harm

There is a huge difference between poisonous plants and toxic plants. Many of the things we grow are poisonous, including some of the Vegetables we eat. BUT the quantites needed to cause any harm are often in the stupid range.

 

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 20:08

This is one of the so called Mossy saxifrages. They are normally thought of as being easy. They need a lightly shaded spot in neutral to slightly alkaline soil which is reasonably well drained. As said their main enemy is the dreaded Vine Weevil. They do suffer if they get too hot, especially if the sun shines on them when it is at its greatest strength. The  other problem is either too much or too little water.

flower-id

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 17:01

Looks like one of the herbaceous Potentillas ?P. Ron McBeath perhaps?

moving-house-and-taking-the-garden-too

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 16:59

Snap. When we moved I brought about 3,000 plants with us. The needed a van of their own too!

an-id-of-plant-and-pest-please

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:10

Certailny it is a Solanum of some sort. Not sure what eats them other than snails and slugs though.

my-saxifragas-keep-dying

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 13:09

What kind of Saxifrages are you planting? There are a lot of different species and forms and hybrids so it is difficult to say what might be going wrong for you.

please-can-anyone-id-this-plant

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:50

Don't worry, you can always convince him that he just misunderstood what you were saying. That's what my wife does anyway on the odd occasion when I am not wrong.

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