Jasmine5


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What Tree?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 07:27

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Yes DFA, there are sycamores but at this time of year, there are gaping holes in between them and we are just feeling a bit exposed!  We do have some shrubs already but they are still quite small so only fence height or below so far. Will have a look at the Portuguese Laurel. Thanks again and happy gardening! 😀

What Tree?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 17:38

Hi forumers!  Looking to buy 2 mature-ish trees for screening to give privacy overlooking at the back of the house.  I want something that's going to grow quickly, leaf up quickly etc.  Here's the situation:  Houses at the back are a good 70 feet from the bottom of the garden so not close but they could see into our garden if in their upstairs rooms.  Current fences are 6ft high so they need to be taller than that obviously.  Would be planted close to the fenceline and in between established sycamores (about 6-8 feet apart so plenty of room).  Aspect of the garden is North/South with the trees at the Northern end so sunny-ish but quite a lot of shade from the other trees.


Have thought about silver birch but want something that leafs up early in the year (or blossoms).  Also seen Pyrus calleyrana suggested.  Bird Cherry Tree?  Perhaps Hawthorn?  Happy to spend around £50-£60 per tree so mature specimens not out of scope.  Any suggestions folks? 

Plant ID please

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 19:34

Yes, agree it's bittercress.  Def a weed but quite easy to pull up. They do have a cute white flower but agree  with Marygold, 'pull em up'!  Quite often get these 'free' when buying plants from garden centres!!

Spider mite spider mite does the things a spider might

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 22:31

has anyone used that "get it green" or something for spraying dead conifer patches due to the dreaded spider mite?  Just makes them look green apparently even if the patch is dead. Someone mentioned "conifer drench" also to get rid of the bllighters. Anyone used that?  Never seen it on sale anywhere. We have cats and LOTS of wildlife, hedgehogs, pond fish, newts, frogs etc so don't want to use pesticides if possible. But also want to try and do something for the poor conifers. 

I'd please

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 18:23

Looks like crocosmia to me e way the leaves come out very flat from the bulb 

Help identifying plant

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 18:19

does anyone recognise this plant please?  I think probably a geranium but not sure. Tubers for roots small leaf about 2cm. Formed couple of small clumps which I've potted out separately until I know what it is!


 

Plant ID, what is it, please?

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 18:16

Definitely a geranium.   Large leaf so possibly the blue/purple variety 'johnsons blue'. I absolutely love these and so do the bees. They are nearly UV when they flower and form largish clumps. Very easy to divide too as your neighbour has done - I have them all over my garden. They love a shady spot but do just as well in my front garden which is sunnier and drier. ????

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 20:29


Thought you might like to see our hedgehog feeding station made from some old decking planks and polycarb roof sheet.  Keeps the food dry when it's raining.  We have 5 hoggies adopted from a local rescue.  Plenty of food going missing so they're definitely on the prowl )

anyone got any ammi majus seeds spare?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 08:36

Hi. Quite a few sellers on eBay offering seeds. Not seen this plant before. How lovely, might get some myself! 

Monster mushroom

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:41

Gills I think.  Brown underneath.  looks like it's closing up for the night!  Picture showing upside down for some reason

 

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