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My Welsh poppies are a very buttery yellow, they grow like weeds here, I am in Wales of course and lemon queen is very like a lemon , I grow that too. Distinct difference.
http://www.first-nature.com/about.php Try this link Kathy, if you send them the picture, they'll help ID it for you.
Best off using black plastic sheeting not tarps. Available online or at hardware stores.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff1L8MVERO0 Try this link, applies to most Jap Maples.
Sorry Hostafan, it's not prunus. Know that one only too well.
Hi all, I'm sure something similar was on here recently but I can't for the life of me remember what it was. You can just see the seed pods in the centre of the pic. An ID would be appreciated.
They'll survive if you can get them to germinate. It's been very cool recently even in the GH's.
According to this website http://www.ukweatherforecast.co.uk/ it's a strong El Nino year. They are predicting a a mildish wet end to the year but as from the turn of the year they are predicting colder weather to move in and stay. In past El Nino years we've either been very wet or very cold. As for the berries bit most of the holly around here is full of them as are the pyracantha and other assorted shrubs. I think I prefer cold to very wet especially as I have to work in it.
I regularly see bumble bees visiting them along with other bees in one of my clients gardens. Hoverflies and and other small insects visit them as well. So I'd say they are a useful source of nectar for some insects although I suspect they aren't as pollen rich as other plants. The recent weather hasn't been good though it's been too cool but on warmer days I do notice the the visits.