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Can anyone identify this tree please?

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 22:21

Yes this has multiple branches - saw one today that was at least 40ft tall and I fear mine will get that big in another couple of years. Don't think it's a Kilmarnock willow as I had one of those and it looked different.

Can anyone identify this tree please?

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 20:20

 We're not sure if we planted it or it self seeded, but it's grwon very quickly and in about 2-3 years is now 10ft by 12ft. Haven't seen it flower or do anything interesting, but would like to know what it is so we can decide if we want to keep it or not!


How to plant a Rose??

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 12:56


Try checking out this link

Peter Beales is a world renowned rose expert, so you should find all the advice you need on here.

Viola Vs Violet

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 15:07

I have wild violets growing in my garden, and they are definitely not the same as violas! For one thing they do actually smell....well of violets! Perhaps try a specialist nursery for wild plants?

Plant Labels

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 15:03

I don't buy labels I cut mine from milk containers. A pencil is a good idea as I also use a permanent marker and find it washes off with the rain.

Problem Clay soil

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 14:56

Dig in plenty of sand and grit and if possible leave over winter for the soil to rest and the frost will get to work on breaking up the big chunks. At this time of year all you can do is dig several times and mix in lots of sand and grit. Don't leave it too long as once it dries out it will be rock ahrd and you won't be able to get a spade into it.

Pampas Grass

Posted: 02/04/2012 at 14:46

Personally I found that burning it actually made it grow better! BUT you must choose a windless day, damp down surrounding areas first and have a hosepipe on hand incase it gets out of hand. Mine went up in seconds and the heat coming off it was amazing. That said, a few months later and the plant was growing again but in a much tidier way than before. I tend to burn mine every 2 years to get rid of the old growth.

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