Dovefromabove


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Plant ID please

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:42

Is there a groove along the upper face of the stem?  If so it's Common Hogweed 
Heracleum sphodylium   Not a relative of the Giant Hogweed so not dangerous.  I used to pick armfuls for pet rabbits and goats.  Another name is Cow Parsnip.  It has a large creamy white umbelliferous flower like cow parsley on steroids which looks fabulous if left to dry for the winter frosts. 

Last edited: 18 May 2017 11:43:03

Corkscrew hazel - diseases

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 11:02

Looks like scale insects to me too 


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=224 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 10:30

Replied Hosta 

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 10:29

You'll soon see when flower buds begin to form 

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:41

Let us know what happens! 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:37

Punkdoc ... it sounds hopeful but I'm not holding my breath 


Hosta ... sounds like a wonderful night's sleep   and to answer your question ... not so far 

Last edited: 18 May 2017 09:38:39

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:35

I think I mentioned that my Clem. Daniel Deronda had never been happy in the west facing border ... well, it's given up the ghost ... I had been going to dig it up and pot it and give it some tlc and find a new home for it, but during the mild March it put on a growth spurt and produced lots of buds so I left it there ... I've been giving it plenty of water as the soil there is very free draining, but it's keeled over and died.  Possibly the dreaded 'wilt' ... or possibly just the effort of producing all those buds finished it off.


Anyway, now I need something to climb up that trellis fence ... west facing and slightly shaded from the south, but as I sad, very free-draining soil.  


The trellis is about 1.75m tall by 1m wide.  


Colours in that bed are pinky-plums, creams, apricots, rusty-yellows and bluey green (Hosta Hadspen Blue and Rosa glauca).


Any ideas?

What is this?

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:23

Whatever it is it's glorious ... it does look a bit like an opium poppy and they do pop up unnanounced and sometimes grow quite large and then they're gone at the end of the summer.  


I think it's wonderfully architectural .... I'd make the most of it and wait and see what it produces ... if it's an opium poppy it's obviously a really good strain so I'd save some seeds if I were you.


Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:24

BL  How lovely ... Enjoy!  

Pear tree

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 07:21

It may be a reaction to the very dry spring we've had. I've been giving my small pear tree a couple of buckets full of water 2 or 3 times a week. 

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