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Plant ID

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 20:40
nutcutlet says:

I'm pretty sure it's Salix caprea but I'm 100% sure it's not bay

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 Same here 

Are these rose suckers?

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 18:37

Counting the number of leaflets will not tell you whether it's a sucker or not.  Older type roses, and some of the newer ones too, which have ramblers and other types in their genetics often have more leaflets.

I've grown Buff Beauty in several gardens - it's a gorgeous rose, a hybrid musk with long arching elegant stems and a fantastic fragrance.  In my gardens its grown to 7/8 ft tall and at least four feet across.  It's a large shrub.  Those aren't suckers - they're healthy new growth which will have the blooms on next year.

Fred Loades is also a large shrub rose.  The new growth on that one doesn't look like sucker growth etiher, just normal new growth.

P.S.  Classic Roses give Buff Beauty's size as five foot x five foot.

I think that's a conservative estimate in my experience.  

Last edited: 03 September 2016 18:39:38

Caterpillar ID please

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 18:29

If it's rushing around it's likely to be looking for somewhere to pupate.  It needs a dry place near some tallish plats,  with friable soil it can bury itself in. 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 16:18

Hurrah!  I can hear the water butts filling up and the lawn drinking up the rain 


Posted: 03/09/2016 at 16:08


Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 15:08

 Yay!!! of course LG 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 15:05

Looks like a plan!!!    Too early to make arrangements yet, but what sort of time of year should we aim for - those beds look as if they'll be good in the late summer ... 

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:36

KT53 - contact the Financial Conduct Authority 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 14:07

Just make things clear that he can only plan things for 'his time'  - you may well have planned things for your time, and next time you will not change your plans to fit in with him, unless something has happened over which he has no control.

Smile nicely but start as you mean to go on.  ((hugs))

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