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Plant ID help please

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 16:12

Definitely Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' - the Weeping Willow-leaved Pear.


It's the 'willow-leaved' that threw you off the track Rinus

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:22

I posted a thread about eating squash leaves on the food forum that I'm a member of - we had an interesting reply from a member who has lived in South Africa and says that it's a staple part of the diet there

Plant Id Needed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 15:08

Think No. 2 is Ophiopogon planiscapus - possibly the Nigrescens form, but it's not got the dark colour 'cos it's not had enough sunlight?


Edited to say: aka Black Mondo Grass

Raised flower bed

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 14:08

I agree with Verdun yet again   Mahona Soft Caress for the top - perfect



Posted: 31/08/2015 at 13:06

It's been used for centuries 

Not so common in the UK nowadays, but Frank's been around quite a while

Grass in block paving

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 12:47

Well, weedkillers will kill it, but it'll still be there - you can wait until it's so dead that the roots relax their hold and the winter wind and weather clears most of it away - but it'll look scruffy until then and it'll still need clearing up. 

This may be of some help

Unknown edible in garden what is it??

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 12:26

I'd not heard of eating them, but google led me to this which is interesting.


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 12:17

Good afternoon Wonky - enjoy your Bank Holiday

At least you're not doing the Notting Hill Carnival this year   Think some people will be a trifle damp

Oneofseven - it's great isn't it


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:39

Apparently a shish kebab is quite a healthy meal


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:36

I like a lamb shish kebab - can't persuade OH that there's any way a doner is a safe thing to eat - he says they look like an old lady's leg revolving in front of a fire!!!

Re Peregrines - the Norwich Cathedral peregrines are on a web-cam every year - this year there's an 'edited highlights' version - if you have fifteen minutes to spare this is wonderful viewing

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