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can-you-help-me-identify-this-tree-please-

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 16:04

Certainly a Sorbus. The berries which are edible come from S. edulis. the ones on other types may be edible, but they are often very acidic and medicinal.

 

is-there-a-variety-of-box-plant-that-is-dwarf-and-doesnt-grow-very-high

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 10:39

Buxus microphylla is another fairly low growing type of Box too. I have a golden leafed one which is only about 18 inches after 12 years and never been cut.

chocolate-vine

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 10:22

Ours flowers well every year, but only produced fruit once. We cut it back to the trellis every year to keep it in bounds.

gardeners-world-presentation

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 21:14

Yep!

buddleja-aletrnifolia

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 21:05

Now ours has flowered as normal this year. And we certailny did not get and decent weather to ripen the wood last year. Never actually pruned mine either, so cannot help there.

Try giving it a good feed, general purpose now and high potash in Spring.

what-is-this-plant

Posted: 15/08/2013 at 17:34

Argyranthemum? Nutty?

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.

 

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