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Non flowering Trachelospurnum

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 12:12

Never grown one, so this is just a slightly educated guess, but instead of feeding with a balanced NPK fertiliser this spring, I'd give it a good dose of Sulfate of Potash  right now and see if that will give it a bit of a kick up the btm 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:59

Well, if you're going to keep it you'd better learn a bit more about it  http://www.incredible-edible-todmorden.co.uk/apothecary/the-elder-tree - it can be very useful as well as decorative, but watch where you fall asleep on Midsummer's Eve 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:17

It's turned really chilly here Brrrrrrrrrrrr!!! 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:12

The flowers are good for making cordial and wine, and the berries also make a good red wine if you're into making such things.

However there are some more attractive forms for the garden - http://search.millcreeknursery.ca/11050005/Plant/10051/Golden_Glow_Elder 

and http://www.provenwinners.com/plants/sambucus/black-lace-elderberry-sambucus-nigra are two well known ones, which also flower and fruit if you don't cut them hard back every year. 

The wild form, which you have, can be a bit of a thug. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:07

Awwww! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMWvw_FFOvM 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 11:01

I think it's Elderberry too. 

Can anyone identify this invader?

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:46

I know we usually ask for close-ups, but can we have a look at the whole plant too this time please, including the growing tip 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:45
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Ahh Lily, nice to get presses.

if you remember I posted a pic of my h'hhmmm sweet peas which aren't,! Well I think I've found them...

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/43526.jpg?width=350

 

Mmmmm, I see the label says Everlasting Sweetpeas - that might be them - they're a bit different and the leaves are slimmer than the more usual sweet peas.  

But whatever they are they need much much much more light .......

Rose dying back

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 10:35

What do they look like Rosemummy - pics please 

What is this evergreen????

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 09:25

To post a pic click on the green tree icon in the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions 

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