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unknown tree

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 10:38
treehugger80 says:

I thought quince too when I first saw it, but i'm sure quinces are supposed to have spikes (like pears do sometimes) and this is free of spines/spikes.

 Think the spikes arrive as the tree matures - if it's a quince yours may be too young. 

Last edited: 27 July 2016 10:39:00


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 10:35

Morning Panda  and the rest of you 

Sort of drizzling now - not enough to keep the birds off the feeders tho' - OH says he'll fill them up while I'm at tennis 

Dead-heading roses

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:29

I have heard the 5-leaved thing, but I don't follow it .......... I deadhead to the next leaf down  unless that leaf is looking weakly, discoloured or stuff like that and in that case I go down a bit further.

As has been said, this is dead-heading, not pruning ........ but there's no harm in cutting out stuff that's not looking good at the same time. 

gallery of shame

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 09:19

What is your weather like?

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:54

The first rain in what seems like weeks ............ 

Last edited: 27 July 2016 08:57:03


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:33

Oh, the water butts are filling up already  



Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:17

Morning LillyP 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:15

Morning Clari, Hosta and Chicky

Hmmm - the Met Office is promising some showers ...... well the water butts are empty - they can fill up while I'm playing tennis so that'll be good ... and then it is promising a sunny evening .... so we can have our planned picnic on the beach .... sounds good to me 

Morning Fairy  and whoever else I've not noticed   must need more coffee ................ 


Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:10

Good morning all   Slept like a log 

Hosta,   but it's not just the weight is it ..... it's how it makes you feel and move ..... that's how it shows the most 

17.3C out there, with a slight dampness in the air .......... I'd better see what the forecast is ;promising .... 

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 08:05

Yes, I agree with Nutcutlet  it's Filipendual vulgaris aka Dropwort  - a wild plant, but a pretty one. 

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