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Help to Identify this Shrub

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:33

That's a beauty.  I'll keep an eye on this thread as I'd love whatever type it turns out to be.

Watching seedlings grow 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:25

Potted on the tomatoes (left and top left) with spare bottom left.  Despite limiting myself to 10 varieties, there are still 48 of 'em!  Chillies and sweet peppers (right) will be about ready for potting on next weekend:


Also one of five over-wintered sweet peppers which are now shooting - should give quite a head start:


 

what are they ?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 15:09

Yes, I get those too Hosta.  Every time I make a batch of comfrey feed and strain off the fibrous stuff, it get covered in them within seconds.  Never see them otherwise!

Any idea what type of bush this is?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:16

Tom, you need to click the little green tree icon to upload photos here.  As you seem to be using an Apple device, you may need to install and use the Chrome browser if you can't see the icon.

fungi identification please

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:13

There are hundreds of possiblities mags.  Foragers refer to them as LBMs (little brown mushrooms) almost all of which are inedible.  They'll be gone in a few days.

Any ideas what this is?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 13:05

I agree - looks like it's been cut back a lot before and seems to ramble horizontally.  I'd have it out but that might be easier said than done!  You could replant it in a 'wild' corner if you have one to see what it turns out like.

Anyone recognise this plant?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 11:37

Morning nut!   I agree - it does look like a clematis stem and the little I can see of the emerging leaves seems to match.

Move it now?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:42

I find the best way to germinate them is to sow immediately the seeds pods split open in the Autumn in a seed tray and overwinter them in the tray.  They can be a bit stubborn if collected and then sown in spring.

Acer

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 10:36

Hi Lantana, you need something substantial with loam (soil) in for permanent plantings of trees in pots.  Multi-purpose compost is far from ideal.  By far the best is a John Innes No. 3 mixed with about 20% ericaceous to make it slightly acid which Japanese acers prefer.  You could use 50% garden soil, 30% MPC and 20% ericaceous instead.

Advice re: building a wire trellis for wisteria

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 17:41

Carol, at that size it is effectively a tree so why not use tree ties?  These are designed to be semi-flexible to allow for growth and could be fixed to the wall using large rawlplugs and good screws or even rawlbolts (aka 'anchor bolts') which are as permanent a fixture into brickwork as it is possible to get.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 18:41

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42
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