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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 12:01

I'm going to be AWOL for a couple of days visiting son, so I'll leave you lot to organise the outing - so far I'm not booked for any Saturday in October as far as I know.

mysterious plant in my garden!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:26

Growth looks mallow-like to me.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:11

Like the new hairdo Lily

Just heard from Bro - Pa is indeed safe and sound but very tired following a disturbed night.  He will visit later in the day. 

AKEBIA quinata

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 10:06

I think that looks like the work of the Leaf cutter bee - what do other people think?

I suppose one way to find out would be to watch - if it happens during daylight it's the bee - vineweevils do their damage under the cover of darkness

Evergreen scented climbing/rambling rose

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:06

No Bekkie - it's wonderful but it needs to be given it's head and grown into a tree or up and over a huge wall or bank, it throws up lots of long canes from the base, wonderful if you've got a big space for it to cover but unless you've got the same sort of space as a National Trust garden I wouldn't consider it.  And it only flowers the once, so it takes up a huge space for a once in a year performance (although the hips are lovely too).

Have a look at this one http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/francis-elester/  it's lovely, and in my experience not quite as pink as the picture.

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:28

Woody

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:27

8C here too Clari - coolest it's been for ages, but it's warming up nicely now and we have a Simpsons' sky

Can you grow a tree in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 08:04

A eucalyptus can be kept small by coppicing if it's started young, and can then be successfully grown in a large container.  Coppicing is also the way that you keep the young growth which produces the more attractive rounder leaves.

Lots of information here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=361

Seasonal Pot problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:56

Don't worry about the bulbs growing now - they'll slow down when the cooler weather comes, and they'll be fine

What dragonfly larva is this?

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 07:53

Why not send your query to Wild about Britain - they may be able to help http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/forums/water-life-forums/68963-dragonfly-nymph.html

Let us know what they say

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Copper tape

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Plant ID please

Any better ideas ... 
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Christmas lights in the garden

Already! 
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All your questions answered 
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Amazing amateur wildlife photos

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