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Identity of ivy

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 17:28

Hedera helix 'Goldchild'. The leaf form true to the cultivar is the gold edged variegated one, the green ones,as said, are the reversion. In more sun, the leaves often go completely gold. 


Large Yew Rootball Transplant browning top branches

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 11:19

Had a closer look and I can see the new growth coming. They look as good as I'd expect them to. 


Large Yew Rootball Transplant browning top branches

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 11:18

They look fine. You're worrying unnecessarily. Leave the watering if the soil's damp around them, but keep an eye, especially after a drying few days (wind and sun).  They'll produce new growth that will cover up the tips. As you rightly surmised, it's the move from being grown in a nice field in Belgium (yep, that's probably where they're from), dug up and wrapped in sacking and transported  distance to a supplier, then moved on to you. Jet lag!  


Help ID tree and shrub p​lease

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 15:37

Pittosporum 'Silver Queen' (hasn't got the pink tinges to the leaf edges that 'Garnettii' has) and, yes, sorbus aria.  Beautiful tree when the leaves first emerge with that silver shine to them. 


Plant Identity?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 16:31

Sarcococca confusa, or S. hookeriana. 


Plant Identity?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 16:31

Um, what plant?

Plant identification

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:29

Clematis alpina, probably the cultivar 'Constance'


Flymo won't go.

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:27

Is there an automatic cut out on the mower that needs re-setting? Just a guess


Wilting viburnum burkwoodii

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 15:26

Definitely not. It may be that this very sunny spell has put the plant under a bit of stress. The first thing that suffers is the foliage. See what the next few days does for it


wisteria flowered last year, not this year

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 13:51

I know, but . . .they come in flower because they've been kept container grown and are under the misconception that they've reached maturity, in the pot.  Therefore they flower, which suits the grower and supplier because they sell quickly. However, once they get out into the big wide world and discover soil, space and freedom to grow, that's what they do, at the expense of flower. It can often take a few years for a wisteria to reach 'maturity' in the ground and start producing flowering spurs.  I think that's what yours has done, enjoyed itself and grown.  If it's healthy, enjoy its youthful vigour and hopefully it'll flower next year or perhaps the year after. 


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