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Victorian shrub/small tree

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 12:52

Thanks for the ID. My friend says they seed  freely, get no care at all and flourish and flower. He owns a flat in the Victorian house so is not responsible for the garden. He also has one plant,, transplanted into his own garden, which has been there for several years. His garden is small and fairly sheltered by hedges. He brought me one which I have in a pot ATM. It's grown rapidly so far in a fairly shady spot with midday sunshine. I will have to move it somewhere else shortly and could not find out what it is. The London ones are on clay, of course, over chalk Here it is chalk with whatever I can cover it with. I can investigate further now so many thanks

Victorian shrub/small tree

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:21

These are growing in a London garden of a large Victorian house. Hardy and prolific. Large green leaves with red veins, 2 metres height and 1.5m width approx. Flowers late August onward, small individual flowers in large bunches.

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 19:45

I don't mix with them but I can't choose my neighbours.  And you only have to read the news headlines at times to realise there's even worse out there.  Far more poisonous than any plant as well

Hawthorn leaves turning brown

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:44

There are three ancient lime trees at the corner of two paths out in the park.  I stand under them when they're in blossom and just listen. Such a busy but so peaceful a sound

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 14:58

Isn't that the one which spreads rather enthusiastically?

Poisonous Plants

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 14:55

Hostafan might, of course, mean a human (on his sofa), some of them are the filthiest animal ever, in more ways than one

Pet Rabbit

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 12:36

My (children's) rabbits ate the telephone wires coming into the house so I think anything in the garden is fair game as far as a rabbit is concerned.  Big run is the only answer

weather warning

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 19:12

Not a drop or any fireworks and none promised for all next week.  The dog is happy but I'm not.  I've just been out and watered the essential bits

Non creative imagination

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 17:39

You're obviously on the edge of farmland and from the sound of it where there were buildings of some sort.  Piggeries perhaps, maybe a water trough, the old concrete ones hence your problems with hard stuff under the soil. If so you're doing well to get anything going. If you haven't dug it all over you don't know what you're going to find so try prodding all of it with something to see exactly what you've got under there

What do you carry you hand tools around in?

Posted: 13/06/2015 at 14:31

I lose stuff on a regular basis despite all my good intentions.  Even worse though is that an old rake and a useful scoop have both gone missing and that's a local lad nicking stuff which is of no use to him whatsoever

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