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Can someone identify this awful growth in my garden please?

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 08:33

Older than the dinosaurs, some 300 million years it's been going and thriving.  I've admired its tenacity for many years.  At least now it doesn't grow quite as tall and strong as it did in the Carboniferous 

small trees

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:47

There used to be a huge medlar tree in a garden in Glastonbury, Somerset some 60 years ago, produced loads of fruit every year.  It was as big as the largest apple tree in our orchard in Portishead, also Somerset which I used to climb to sit and read in (and eat the apples)

hobbies ie arts and crafts........

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 20:33

So Edd, where do you consider a right place for fossil hunting?

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 19:57

Fidget, that reminds me of the Duchess of Argyll (not the real one but a dotty neighbour I had at one time).  Also a Princess of Hanover no less.  She hadn't got a car and couldn't have driven one anyway. So she used to wait by the road if she wanted to go into town and jump into the road if a likely looking vehicle came along.  Quite a number of locals declared she had nearly caused them a serious risk of a heart attack

Is there still life in there?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:22

Tender loving care!

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:07

My handbag  is usually in the front or back passenger footwell as are most things.  Not because I think someone is going to nick it but simply so it doesn't all fall off the seat if I stop in a hurry as I often need to on the country lanes round here.  I do have air conditioning but tend to prefer an open window except for motorways or heavy traffic as does my dog

Help on planting

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 11:26

Yes it does seem cheap but it probably isn't as well grown as the photo or mine either.  Most nurseries are a lot more than that for any Choisya, mine was a fiver from the store I get my dog food from. The owners have a large garden and occasionally a stall with plants/veg on. Mine has the flowers and the perfume and looks very healthy so I bought it on impulse as I just happen to have a container and a spot which needs filling. 


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:34

Mine are well up in their sheltered container, I've been  topping up the compost to keep pace with them.

Help on planting

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:31

Took me a while as well although I'm on similar ground to where my MiL used to have loads BUT finally have a healthy looking patch growing well.  Very pleased as I really like the perfume.

ps I have just purchased a Choisya labelled White Damask.  Good specimen but not from a nursery and I can't find a White Damask anywhere.  Anyone got one? 

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 17:41

Not as much rain as my Australian brother though. 13 inches in 36 hours apparently this week.  Cyclone came through  where it shouldn't have.

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