Invicta2


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ID of tree

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 19:09

I was thinking of one of the parents of 'Cornubia'; Cotoneaster frigidus, tallest of the Cotoneasters, deciduous with pinky red berries.

Plant identification

Posted: 30/04/2017 at 23:22

Is it a poor specimen of Maranta?

Paulownia

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 14:42

A couple of weeks ago I made a rare visit to central Manchester and walked through St Peter's Square. I was pleased to find that, as part of a major re-fashioning of the square, lots of Foxglove trees [Paulownia tomentosa] had been planted and they were in full bloom. They looked stunning, and and suited the urban environment very well. Would never have dreamt 30 yrs ago that such a sight would be possible. At least something positive from global warming.

Can anyone recognise this tree?

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:15

Might be a Eucalyptus, is your climate reasonably mild? Are the leaves scented, another give away?

Fir problems

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:12

Pretty certain that plants from the Pine family, which includes firs, are extremely hard to grow from cuttings specialist equipment is needed [ think it may because of the resin in them ]. Cypress family can be rooted more easily.

Damp shade

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 11:46

I find the following have proved tolerant of this situation:


Hellebores like Lenten Rose


Fritillaries


Promroses


Wood Anemones


Snowdrops


Welsh poppies

Which weeds/unexpected flowers do you like to keep?

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 11:42

I let some wild flowers self seed in specific areas of the garden, but the same plant would be treated like a weed if it crops up in the vegetable or fruit area [ except it could end up being tenderly transplanted like the Primroses that came up in the Strawberry bed ]. Even thugs [ e.g. Alchemilla mollis ] are tolerated when they come up in the cracks of the front drive in place of grass or dandelions.

Plant names

Posted: 15/04/2017 at 09:28

What about Piptanthus nepalensis, the Evergreen Laburnum. Needs a bit of shelter to grow well, probably best against a wall. Has yellow sweetly scented flowers and will grow to about 6 to 8 feet high. One problem is that snails love it and will devour it unless you give it some protection.

What's eating my alliums?!!!

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 23:32

Doubt if it is mice or squirrels as Alliums are poisonous to most mammals [we are an exception] and the smell repels them.

Dying yew hedges

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 23:26

Might be one of the Phytophora fungal diseases they attack some conifers if the soil is damp, it could be spreading down the hedge.

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