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Does Anyone Recognize this Weed?

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 15:34

Yes, my family are all down the Suffolk coast - several have been cut off but are ok - brother farms land just to the north of you but large areas are under seawater.  Fingers crossed for this evening - although the surge won't be so bad there's still a lot of water that hasn't drained away yet.

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 15:31
nutcutlet wrote (see)

If you prune them now and don't put them in the ground til next summer, they won't root

I wouldn't guarantee that Nut.  Probably not in your dry soil, but I've known old willow sticks root in boggy Mid Suffolk clay

 But James, if you use them as pea sticks and they root, they won't grow so big that you can't pull them out when the sweet peas go over. 

Wild mushroom bought at market stall, are they safe?.

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 15:28
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

I was told if you can peel it it's safe but I know very little about wild mushrooms



Afraid that's a load of hooey James, some very poisonous mushrooms peel well - who told you that?  Are they trying to finish you off? 

Does Anyone Recognize this Weed?

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 15:27

Liz - I've just seen from your details whereabouts you are - I was down your way yesterday - hope your garden's not under water today 

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:43

Well, you can, but it needs to be done properly to avoid making it look like a bog brush.  I'd suggest getting a proper arboriculturist to thin the crown - now is a good time of year.  

Virtually any twig you stick into the ground will take root and grow.

Ivy, holly and cyclamen - everywhere!!!

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:41

Have worked with large amounts of ivy on and off most of my life, and as a child I spent long hours playing in thick ivy dells and ditches - never had a problem.  

Some people get confused about English Ivy and the American Poison Ivy.  

Also some old ivy shrubs can hold a lot of dust and old pollen which can cause problems from asthmatics. 

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:35

Yes, twisted willow - now I can see the whole thing the shape is more typical, and the leaves are right 


Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:34
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I've still not had the answer to  Did you fly over to connecticut on fairygirls broomstick,or is it from Tesco?(the hellebore)

I went shopping at the Farm Shop which is next door to Notcutts and shares the same carpark - in fact I have to walk right past the entrance - it's ever so hard to avoid going in  and it is a very beautiful hellebore  even if it did cost more than a tenner 

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:32

The shape of the crown (or what we can see of it) looks wrong for a twisted willow to me, but I may well be wrong - there's always the exception to every rule .... 

what is this tree

Posted: 06/12/2013 at 14:27

You're probably thinking of the twisted willow - doesn't look quite right to me - but without seeing leaves .................. 

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