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Woodlice/woodworm white willow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:48

Don't forget that the inside wood in any tree is dead. The only part of the trunk which is live is the cambium layer just under the bark. Indeed, many Oak and Yew trees do better once the inside has rottted away.

Hard plants to grow from seed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 17:44

And very often what is hard for one person is easy for another. Take Hepatica, I cannot get it to germinate, even straight off the plant and into the compost,nothing. Yet a friend, doing the same as I do, gets it to come up like Cress.

 

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:00

Chaenomeles japonica comes in various shades of red, through to white, with both single and double flowers. C. speciosa. moerloosei is a pinkish orange.

The original Marmalade was made from true Quince. The name comes from rthe Portuguese for Quince, Marmelo. The Victorians changed it to Oranges as they are easier to process.

Any damage?

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 09:12

No more rain or wind here than in any normal Autumn.

Pruning Mahonia

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:17

You can actually cut them back to almost ground level, if you need to. The ones at Bodnant Gardens were really hack back a few years ago and they are back up to 6 feet already.

Since they are Winter flowering shrubs, pruning now would remove the flowers. The best time would be in April.

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:13

The true Quince is more often a tree than a bush and in any case the flowers are white and never red. There are other more Botanical differnces too.

Or do you mean between the different varieties of Chaenomeles?

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:05

And hurrah I beat Nutcutlet to it for once!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyone know the name of this fruiting plant...?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:04

That is the fruit of the Quince, In this case Chaenomeles japonica, rather than the true Quincwe, Cydonia oblonga. Not that it matters the fruit is just as edible.

Unusual bush in my garden

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 09:58

And watch out for rodents, they love the seed.

what utter confusion!

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 08:45

I only ever read the gardening questioons so have no idea what is going on elsewhere.

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