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Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:50

I have found that tiredness affects one's judgement when emailing late at night.

I have made a rule never to send emails after 10 o'clock; also ALWAYS avoid overemphasis through capitalisation or bold type.


Exotic plant or weed or triffid?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 19:01

Thank you, folks, for your ideas and information. I think I'd better treat it as a weed (I mean the plant in the first 2 pictures, not the shrub in the ground!).

it does seem a bit unlikely that I've planted a useful plant without actually noticing ...

... unless Santa's been early...! 

Exotic plant or weed or triffid?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 23:11

Just found this photo from last March - is this euphorbia?


...there seems to be a similarity in the leaf arrangement.

Exotic plant or weed or triffid?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 22:56

Wow - quick responses!

I broke it by mistake - didn't notice if I oozed, but just tried recutting the end that's been in water for a few days, and it did not ooze.

I know we have got euphorbia in the garden, but I thought they looked different - unless this is a different type.

Exotic plant or weed or triffid?

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 22:42

Don't know what this is - found a couple of them in a big neglected pot. Brought this one inside to photograph...

Here's a view from above


Should I nurture or destroy? 

A couple of plant idents, please

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 09:53

Top one looks a bit like my Acer - only yours is healthier.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 19:33

I' m not sure James is listening any more, (sole post, sole thread!) ... 

... but it seems to have started some conversations... 

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 16:12

Hi James,

Re 'fragrant trees': some years ago we were in the botanical gardens in Oxford and there was a most beautiful fragrance in the air in one part of the garden. I traced it to a tree which I have variously remembered as viburnum stellata or magnolia stellata. I think the magnolia must be the right one because when I did a search I found this link...

... which looks exactly as I remembered it - beautiful fragrant star shaped flowers. The link says it is slightly fragrant, but I suppose that depends on time of year and how big it is. The video link gives no verbal information but will give you an excellent idea of what the tree can look like. It is also similar in size to the one I found in Oxford.

I hope this helps.

Tulip planting

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 11:11

  Bluebaron said 02/10/2014  Any good suggestions for a white and purple display?   For the purple how about Tulip: Queen of the Night ?   They come in May, about 60cm tall.



Do Bramleys get bitter pit?

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 14:45

Discussions started by Birdy13

Apple tree pest

Bore holes in my James Grieve eating apple 
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Apple tree pest

Bore holes in my James Grieve eating apple 
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Large Fungus I.D. please

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Plante I.D. Please

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Plant identification

Do these two images belong together? 
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Possible weeds ... And lilies!

Some weed identifications and advice on lilies needed 
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Planting out hydrangeas

Why is my Hydrangea Hortensia not thriving? 
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What is this plant please?

ID needed for plant I saved... 
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Plant Identification please

Proliferating bulbs  
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Exotic plant or weed or triffid?

Just another plant ID request please. 
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Do Bramleys get bitter pit?

What is this condition that has affected my Bramley apples this year? 
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Weed or flower?

Plant identification please and advice on planting under an apple tree. 
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Cotoneaster, ferns and Cotswold stone

Effect on plants of the limestone 'mulch 
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Is it too late to cut back lavender?

Pruning lavender 
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Service 503 Unavailable

Can't post photos 
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