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Help with identity please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 17:23
Peter Reynolds wrote (see)

Many thanks for all the replies, it's great having all this input.  After what's been mentioned about tree suckers it reminded me that there is a tree stump from a tree that was cut down about 6 months ago but never 'finished off'.  Could this be sending out tree suckers?  I've just been out and drilled the stump and filled the holes with poison to hopefully kill this thing off and see if this is the culprit.

Think you may have your answer - what sort of tree was it - were the leaves similar to the ones in the picture?


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 16:20
Verdun wrote (see)

If true, that's a shame Dove about Bressingham  ...


I think it's going to work out ok, 'cos the family have continued the nursery and sell the plants on-line

Very unusual plant

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:52

There are huge echiums in the churchyard in Cromer (right on the edge of the North Sea) as Verdun says 20ft plus - I'm sure they've been there for a few years now - the flower stalks die down but new ones seem to grow from the base.  I suppose they could be self-seeded

Rainwater collection/ stagnant water

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:41

There's nothing in there that isn't in a pond, a ditch or a puddle, all of which I have spent most of my life in. 

Have a small brandy, trong cup of tea or similar, tip the water out, then come and tell us

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 15:32

It was great to see you again Artjak - and love the new hairstyle - really suits you and shows off your good bone structure (if you'll excuse the personal remark).

jo47 wrote (see)

Now just wondering if it's a crocosmia, seeing the flower spike at the front 

Think you may be right


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:43
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Did you buy anything in the garden centre yesterday, you lot. I was underwhelmed after the gardens. I can't help thinking they would do a lot better if they went round the gardens, made a list and set up a special area.... as seen in the Bressingham gardens. I wonder if they could do with a marketing consultant.

I think that a lot of the plants grown at Bressingham carry 'Breeders Rights' or whatever it's called so I'm not sure that they want other GCs to sell them.  Years ago it was part of the Bressingham Gardens set up and they sold plants developed by them.

I think that what happened is that after Alan B's death the GC enterprise was sold off in order to fund a trust to maintain the Hall and the Dell Garden and the steam museum etc as Alan would have wanted.  However the nursery gardens remained with the family.  Hence the setting up of the online shop by his grandson.

Something like that .....


Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:40

Just been out thinning the grapes on the trellis with a pair of haircutting scissors, however it's started drizzling again.

I'll get the knitting out and start on the courgette warmers .....

Hedging and Horses

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:35

Debcon - do I understand that your neighbour's animals are leaning over the boundary and are eatiing your plants?  I don't think that there's anything you can do about that other than to grow your plants out of reach. 

If his/her animals eat their way through your hedge, because it's the stock-owner's responsibility to fence his/her stock, then they'll have to erect a stockproof fence to keep them in so that they don't walk through the eaten fence into your garden.

2x plant ids please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:29

Snap! Hosta

2x plant ids please

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:29

I think it's your father who's confused (and you can tell him I said so, but say it nicely)

that first picture is a yew.

The second picture looks like one of the potentillas.

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Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Good intentions ...

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