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plant identification

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:23

I think the first is a n almost dead hydrangea. It need a feed and lots of water.

Second one may be hemerocallis, but as obelix says, lots of things look like that until they flower.

Unknown anaphylaxis

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 12:19

The plant looks like Jasmine.    Jasminum officinale

Its not a usual cause of allergic reactions, indeed the oil is often used in perfume and aromatherapy.

That said, it is possible to become allergic to almost anything.

 Do you have any cow parsley type plants in the garden that you may have brushed against, or any euphorbias?

Weed ID

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:15

It looks like the first year rosette of jack by the hedge. Alliaria petiolata. Stinks of garlic. You can cook it.

Weed ID

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:12

Do the leaves smell when you crush them?

strange looking seedling

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:56

Recycled compost ?

I send all my seeding nettles to recycling too, along with bindweed , creeping buttercups and thistles. I am not going to pay to get them back.

Help me identify this plant

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:53

I think its too big to move, but you can take cuttings now from the fat green shoots. I brought mine from my old garden that way. If you lose it, I think there are better varieties now for floriferousness, but I don't think the perfume can be beat on this.

Help me identify this plant

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:50

Philadelphus "Virginal"

It gets a bit leggy. Take old flowered shoots out after flowering (any time around now to mid August) to let the new green shoots through to flower next year. Cut some of the old thick wood down to the base on a three year cycle. It flowers on last years wood.


Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:45

New toy is good if a bit messy. Get a spiraliser, kef.  Courgetti Bolognese is great.

I opened the bedroom curtains to find a sparrowhawk looking at me. He was sat on the kitchen extension above the bird feeder on the hanging basket hook. I don't know who was most surprised, me or him.  He decided to go and sit in the Oak tree instead. Its a shame he's not fond of squirrel and prefers great tits.

Beautiful garden

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 09:33

I was going to say the same as Dove.  The RHS magazine  often has adverts for gardens with a house attached. Good luck. I think you're right in that most people these days don't want a large garden. Builders tend to look at them as building plots, which is why my other half bought next door, to stop builders sticking another house on the garden and ruining our privacy.

If I was going to live near Bradford, I would be knocking on your door.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 22:12

Naa, Kef only little.

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