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Another plant ID!

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:02

Might be Kerria japonica.

Wanted: A Tall Wall Climber

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 18:35

One of the Montana clematis' is something to consider.  If the wall is yours then I would put up a supporting wire framework to support whichever climbers you choose.

What are these?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 17:29

That's looking very positive - true Morels are indeed hollow:

But I echo what Dove said;  Get an expert to confirm.

Last edited: 12 March 2017 17:29:50

What are these?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 17:11

They look like Morels, possibly the most sought after of edible mushrooms:

Be careful though as there is the False morel which is toxic:

mystery plant

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:49

And me - I pull a few dozen up every single time I go into the garden.  It's PITA!

What's growing in with my asters?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 16:45


Can you help identify these plants please?

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 14:23

1) Looks like sweet rocket - definitely worth keeping.

2) Looks like foxglove seedlings (on the left) and something else I can't think of right now.

3) Not sure but could be one of the willowherbs - I'd probably have that one out as it looks sick anyway.

4) Geum.  If you didn't plant any geums, it will be Geum urbanum (aka wood avens), the invasive weed variety.  You could leave it - if it grows small yellow flowers it is the weedy variety and you can hoik it out sharpish!

You can transplant the foxglove sedlings to somewhere you want them to flower next year.

Last edited: 12 March 2017 14:25:39


Posted: 12/03/2017 at 10:28
Obelixx says:

Great minds Bob?

See original post


Posted: 12/03/2017 at 10:13

Trellis is not really suitable as it will eventually rot and your wisteria will come tumbling down (there was a thread about this happening to someone on the forum a year or two ago.)  The usual way to support wisteria growing up a house wall is to use long vine eyes with galvanised wire stretched between them.  The vine eyes are screwed into holes drilled into the brickwork into which you should put rawlplugs.  I would put the vine eyes no more than a metre apart with 60cm spacing probably being better.  You want a gap of at least 3-5cm between the wire and the wall, hence the need to use long vine eyes.

This sort of thing (other suppliers are available!):

Personally, I would try and remove the trellis complete with wisteria and then cut/saw through and discard the trellis to try and separate the two before fixing the wires and then tying the wisteria to the new support wires.  Doing that would preserve the existing growth without having to cut it back although you may need to do that to some of it.

Ah, I see Obelix sent a similar reply while I was typing.

Last edited: 12 March 2017 10:16:52

Worms on the lawn

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 09:48

As I didn't have a 'clew' myself, I googled it and discovered earthworms can live underwater and probably come to the surface on wet ground to move around more easily.  Doesn't really help much though!

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