dean alex

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shrub I.D.

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 17:11

Im thinking it probably is, thanks for everyones suggestions.

shrub I.D.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 22:35

Hello Mr Raspberry, I looked up Ailanthus or tree of heaven and it doesnt look the same but thanks for the suggestion, I did come across a photo of a box elder which looks very very similar, I wonder if anyone here has that plant and could help me?

Dean Alex.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 22:30

Incidently I sowed a mix of veronica's this year and planted 3 seeds to a pot, the plants then flowered with different colours on what apeared to be the same bush but were actually 3 different plants growing from next to each other. But that doesnt explain the colour change in our chrysanths! I have heard of temperature changing petal colours before but not this radically. Interesting that you have both of the exact varieties I have/had. The yellow one you have is what I bought last year and the pink/purple one is what it evolved into this year. I know its not a mix up because I only have one hardy chrysanthemum and its in the same pot as last year!

Annuals for partial and complete shade

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:36

Fuschias,impatiens and lobelia grow fine in partial shade

Looking for Something Different

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:33

You could try growing Chinese lanterns, Physalis. They have lovely orange lanterns and seeds inside which are revealed when the lantern starts to degrade over winter. I am planning to grow some from seed in jan/feb aswell.

shrub I.D.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:09

Im only going to ask them if I can prune it, the only choice I have is the shrub is pruned or the giant ash tree above it is pruned and that would cost £100s! The shrub is part of an understory of shrubs which grow under massive ash trees, together they cause us to lose the sun for over half the day and it stops me growing lots of plants I like. My other neighbour got there full permission to cut back some lilacs and privet on the other side, they arnt keen gardeners and all the trees/shrubs are overgrown and old. We also desperately need a tree surgeon to come and cut back an enormous ash tree of theres that keeps dropping huge branchs into our garden, its overhanging my dads new shed and he is anxious about it crushing the roof if the huge branches fall.

Best for privacy

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:05

I grow willow infront of my chicken coop to stop the dog activities bothering the hens, you could try a willow variety?

shrub I.D.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:58

Its hard to take a photo as its a mountain of green and 6 metres away from my fence and its just got dark,It hasnt started to lose its leaves atall yet they are dark green. I shall try tomorrow if anyone has any ideas to throw at me I can google them and see.

Many thanks Dean.


Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:56

I have exactly the same but mine is total colour transformation, I bought a yellow hardy chrysanth and this year its identical to the pink one in your photo.

shrub I.D.

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:54

Hello to anyone reading this, My neighbour has a large deciduous shrub growing behind my garden, its about 5-6 metres tall at present and doesnt have autumn colour. It looks sort of like an ash tree with pinnate leaves but different bark, it only grows to about 6-8 metres high and I think it suckers, or it may produce stems from low down. Im guessing it is a non native ornamental shrub. I know for sure it isnt Sorbaria/sumach/laburnum/elder/rowan/regular tree-ash or spindle as I grow all of those myself. I cant seem to find its I.D. anywhere. I want to know the name of it before I go and ask them if I can cut it back as its shading out the back part of my garden where I want to grow a victoria plum. 

Anyone who can help much appreciated.(I have tried internet browsing but cant locate it.)

Dean Alex.

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