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Plant IDs please

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 22:31

Yes I think its Southernwood [A.abrotanum]  now you mention it, I remember my mum had one in her garden, A small Lavender sized shrub, never flowered and had a strange but attractive scent if leaves were rubbed, haven't seen one for years.

What is this?

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 10:05

I also thought it looked like a Loquat.

Sorbus Aria Lutescens

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 09:59

Sorbus are susceptible to Fireblight and one of the symptoms is the retention of dead leaves.

Mature trees, shrubs and perennials dying

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 13:56

It will not be Fireblight as that only infects some of the Genus' [Geni?] in the Rose family like Sorbus and cotoneaster. 

Vanishing slug pellets.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 13:38

If these are Metaldehyde pellets they could kill the birds. You should consider changing to a safer pellet or finding a way to exclude the birds from your veg patch, or possibly fiding a way to scare the birds off. That said Jackdaws are one the smartest birds and will probably work out that scaring devices are harmless. Do you do regular night checks to find and kill slugs? With a small veg plot this may be sufficient to keep them under control.

Blue Magnolia

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 13:31

Magnolia acuminata is a huge tree from the eastern USA, even in the British climate it has reached 80 ft over here. The green flowers are probably the least impressive of any Magnolia, but the huge leaves make it an impressive foliage tree [for a park that is] and the immature fruit look like mini cucumbers, hence the tree's common name in America. You need a big garden for this tree. It is one of the parents of the beautiful Magnolia "Elizabeth"

Can anyone tell me what this is please.

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 13:25

Think that might be Salix caprea, "pussy" Willow, seed blow alll over the place.

Plant identification

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 10:04

Just googled Aristolochia and there is a species that you can grow in the UK, a climber called Aristolochia macrophylla which is wild in the Appalachian Mts of the eastern USA. Flowers look like mini versions of the photo above, on the whole a not particularly attractive plant.

Holm Oak Leaf Dropping

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:28

Maybe Holm Oaks are like Hollies and drop their leaves in early summer. Leaves on evergreens don't live forever and some evergreens have a big drop of leaves in one go.

Shrub ID please

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 21:11

Don't think it is Viburnum opulus as the flowers of Viburnum are a mix of fertile inner florets and sterile outer florets like a Lacecap hydrangea. Might be Physocarpus opulifolius, an American shrub knowns a Ninebark.

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