Guybrush


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Musa Basjoo -plant out?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 20:21

Thanks fidget, I'll do that. Will it be happier in my conservatory (which is more like a living room with big patio doors and kept at room temperature) or my unheated greenhouse? 

Musa Basjoo -plant out?

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 16:45

Hi folks,


I've just bought a Musa Basjoo Japanese Banana. I know it's probably not the right time of year to be getting one but it was a bit of an impulse buy. I've read it's hardy down to -10c but presumably that's a mature/established one. I'm on the south coast and it doesn't often get that cold in winter. Does anyone know whether I can plant it out now or would it be better to pot it up into a terracotta pot for now.


Cheers


James

ID on fragrant shrub please

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 00:57

Thanks for the ID, I've not heard of that one before. It's nice to have something smelly this time of year. I might get myself one for the front garden. Any idea if they can be kept small or it is just a matter of hacking it back every so often?


Cheers


James

Last edited: 01 October 2016 00:57:33

ID on fragrant shrub please

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 18:40

Hi folks!


There's a very fragrant shrub at the local playground. It has been formed into a hedge by the council and doesn't look very interesting but it has a lovely scent. I noticed it the other day as I was cutting through the park. It has a lily type scent and has shiny leaves with raised specks on them. The flowers as you can see in the picture are small white bells and is flowering now.


Cheers


James



Who's appeared in the border this time?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 14:24

Thanks. I have tree mallows growing in the back garden and it's not like them so I thought it might be a hollyhock or lavatera. Here's a pic of the buds.


Who's appeared in the border this time?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 13:49

Hi folks! Hope you're enjoying the lovely weather. Any ideas on this fellow? Seems to have a mallow shaped leaf but it's not anything I recognise.


Cheers


James


Last edited: 09 August 2016 13:49:44

Unknown coastal plant

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 23:01

Ah thanks yous two! I've never heard of dodders before. They sound a bit nasty, I feel sorry for the plant underneath all that, shame as they look nice with their red stems and pink flowers.


Cheers again


James

Unknown coastal plant

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 19:21

Hi folks, any idea what this plant is? I found it in a walk along the coast on some sand dunes. It basically a big mass of tangled red stems with little knobbly bits on it (sorry to be technical lol). I've tried googling it but to no avail. 

Cheers 

James



Fern ID please

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 22:54

Ha ha! Still much much more to do. I'll probably be available some time in 2035. 

Fern ID please

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 21:56

Thanks. It's been hard work getting it to this stage. It was pretty much bare ground back in october!


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