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whats this bush?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:31

Help with some plant ID

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:30

First one is teasel - a perennial that will self-seed if you let it.  Good for bees, butterflies and birds.

Second one isn't very clear - might be an alder - but some clearer pics would help.

Third one is an elder (the sort you get elderflowers and elderberries for home made wine from - again, good for wildlife)

I think the fourth look like walnut tree leaves.

The fifth looks to me like a cupressus possibly Leylandii?

Nasty Painful Bites !!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:09

Where are you and what are you doing when this happens?  Do I understand it's a regular occurance?

Planting for 45° bank

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:07

I agree, cotoneaster horizontalis would do a great job there.  Groundcover roses are another possibility - Partridge is a good one

Again, not evergreen, but attractive hips in the autumn, good for birds.  

Both plants look great covered with haw frost in the winter. 

whats this bush?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:03

That looks like the common or English laurel.


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 14:01

We've got a few honeybees in our garden , but in the main lots bumbles, various solitary bees and lots of tree bees.  Also loads of hoverflies   And I was saying yesterday, that I've seen more butterflies in the past couple of weeks than I've seen in the past five years all added together 

Forum up the creek

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 11:57
joslow wrote (see)

I predict a riot, I predict a riot

I don't 


Posted: 05/08/2013 at 09:32

TT - are the grapes ripe yet 

Rain has stopped here but cooking must be done before gardening is permitted - there's an occasion next week which has to be prepared for 

Do I have a miniature clematis and what do I do with it?!

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 09:14

Clematis Justa is a viticella and will grow to 5ft tall plus and the same if not more across - if yours is small it might be that it's a new cutting which has been allowed to flower in it's first year before it's got a good root system -I'm afraid it won't be at all happy trying to grow indoors - have you got anywhere outside that it can live?  It is hardy

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