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Help ID Plant

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 07:48

Initially I thought it was a laurel looking at the foliage, but the description didn't match. I'd agree with BL - leaves seem far too fine to be Photinia, but the colours and description would suggest something like Photinia. The problem suggests it too! 

A bigger photo needed as already suggested 


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 07:42

Morning Dove and HI Pat 

Very dark here and it's been very wet through the night. I think it's off just now but can't see!

Shame about the little hare Pat - nature eh?

DD- busy as  always - don't know where you find the energy. 

Off to see what you've all been doing since I was on last, then work ...sigh...

Stay warm and dry everyone 


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 19:38

I must have missed doc saying that. Hope it goes well. Very sad. 

Glad your boy is in slightly better shape RB. You could do without all that going on at this time of year though. Here's hoping he can still have a reasonably good Christmas 


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 19:12

BL - I've often been through Killin in late winter/early spring when there's a lot of snow melt,  but never seen it like that. Think it must have been a resident who took the pic. 

Glad you're ok LP. I was going to head to the Pentlands today but there are so many issues with roads that I thought I'd just stay nearby today. They don't need me clogging 'em up further. 

Think DD is very busy as always - she never stops! 

what plants will you use from the garden as Christmas decoration?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 18:55

The Devil's work chicky - Devil's work...

Dried robins...yumm....couldn't eat a whole one..

I always wanted a nice staircase to do a garland. Last house had one, but it took an awful lot of lights!


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 16:39

That's quite sad KEF. They seem to have real issues at Morrisons. I like their food, but I don't often go there as it's further away and young fairy still has a part time job at Asda so I get discount.  Glad it's topped raining with you. Has doc gone boating down his stream do you think? Perhaps he's built an ark just to be on the safe side. 

RB - I got that pic from the online Scottish news. You can just about see the stone wall forming the side of the bridge ( looks like it's sitting on the water just at the foot of the trees) which is normally about twenty or thirty feet above the water. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 15:32

I fixed the back of the birdcage 'cos a b****ing starling had found a way in through the gap at the back. I also hooked back a little bit of variegated ivy that the wind had pulled from the fence. 

Does that count? 

what plants will you use from the garden as Christmas decoration?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 15:29

Just kill me now....


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 15:27

Been for a little walk. Took the GPS to see how far it is and it's just 6 miles, so not bad for an hour and a half round the doors to keep the legs going. Lovely bullfinches in a tree at one of the farms, and the usual buzzards etc. Came home and saw a little pied wagtail out in the garden   

BL - which was best though - sausages or earrings?  

I found this photo and thought of you - this is what the Falls of Dochart at Killin looked like yesterday! 


Yellowing Portuguese Laurels!?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 12:43

Hi Stuart - I don't think there's too much wrong with those. The middle one has flowered, and that has taken a little bit of effort on the part of the plant, which in turn has caused a little bit of yellowing, because it's used up it's resources. Nothing much to worry about, and all evergreens will drop leaves and have yellow ones at various times.

Cutting back a little, will restore the balance to the whole row, and give them all a chance to grow on more evenly, growing outwards as well as up. It's for aesthetic reasons more than anything that you'd do all of them equally, so just take them all back to the height of the smallest one, having cut that one back to  new set of leaf joints, as nutcutlet said, to tidy it up   

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