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Plant /weed IDs

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:43

1. A type of fern, possibly something good, so keep it.

2. Definite weed, remove all of it

3. Tree seedlings of some kind, possibly a willow variety.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 18:40

My inclination is to leave it and let it grow...the leaves are large and pleasant shaped, so worth it for foliage alone. It does remind me of a few things but also nothing in particular.

Is there still life in there?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:48

I think it is dead but does not know it yet, but also think it is worth putting outside and seeing if it grows or not.

How strong are a fatsia japonica's roots?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 15:30

The wall will be fine: Fatsia do not form problem roots, as per above they are actually quite weak and fibrous.

Tree cutting

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 14:17

As long as you continue to appropriately feed your garden then wood chip has no effects on established plants.

Judas Tree

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:15

They grow naturally at woodland edges, where they get full sun...so it may be not enough direct sunlight.

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:11

"If you have a smart phone, there is a free app called Garden Compass.  You take a photo of the plant you want identified, send it to them via the app and they will get back to you within 24 hours with an identification.  I have used them a few times and they have been spot-on.  Good luck"

What would be the point of doing that and ID'ing here? We like these questions!

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:10

Second one looks like Echium.

Tatty patio

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:44

I agree with all the above, but, they all answer only part a of the question, 'a) get rid of them' but an equally important part is 'b) a way to stop them coming through again?'

Well it depends on the type of patio. Properly laid patio's should have no cracks or spaces in between for weeds to grow into. If it it slabs, then it sounds like the sand and gravel underneath has failed and you need to relift them with a crowbar and level them off, removing any weeds as you do. Make sure the slabs fit tight against each other or use a patio concrete to seal the gaps and set the slabs.

What tree has a flower like this?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:58

I have seen them flower in the Med and in South Africa. The scent was Almond like to me. I do a good job of killing them in my garden.

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