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plants for a windy location

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:43

How's about new Zealand flax, Tamarix, Berberis, Achillea, Bay, Echinops, Verbena, Crocosmia, Hebes, Lavender, Rosemary, Spiraea, Agapanthus, 

most things with silvery, feathery, or waxy leaves are pretty good for wind too...I live right by the sea & we get salt laden winds all the time, their's lots of stuff you can grow, it's just getting used to what likes it & what doesn't!! 


Posted: 14/10/2013 at 13:11

Wow thats really beautiful!! I really hope it is a wisteria tree, I will just have to wait until next spring to find out  that's what makes gardening I suppose patience!!


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:31

Thats great thanks fb,

if you can click on the photo it should blow it up bigger, then you can zoom in on it by clicking it once again & if you could let me know your thoughts on it that would be great  

it does look to me like a melting candle ( quite big groves in the bark) but I'm not sure if that's how it should be? 

If it is a wisteria ( it flowers) I will be chuffed to bits as it's one of my favourite flowers, & will get to share it's beauty!


Posted: 13/10/2013 at 21:13


    Just wondering if anyone has ever come across a huge wisteria tree in this country?

A garden that I have just taken over (work), has a huge tree which looks just like a wisteria, the the trunk is about 3-4 foot above my head height (i'm about 5ft 5) 

There is no vines climbing up it (other than ivy) or vines coming over from any other trees.

I know they can be grown as trees & have seen pictures on the internet of huge ones, but just never seen one!! 

I could just wait to see if it flowers but would love to know everyones thoughts on this??!




Posted: 20/08/2013 at 22:20

perfect thank you 


Posted: 20/08/2013 at 22:07

HI guys,

           I know I always come on here asking if people know what something is but you are all so good at it! 


Any ideas would be greatful & thanks for reading!

 There is also some white ones & blue ones they are beautiful & it's probably obvious what they are but I just know! 

Thank you 

Can I save them?

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 00:08

I agree with marshmello about the bay, all I can add it cut all the tops back to the green at the bottom, bay's are really tough 

And Finally, Unidentified shrub 3

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:43

Do you think that could be why it's flowered hollytree? I've never seen ours flower before 

weed/plant id

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:41

Thanks hollytree it never flower's & the leaves are much more rounded than colt's foot.

I guess I'll never know what it is  maybe I could name it (one I can remember!!)

& thanks for letting me know it's a campion I will try to reprogram my brain to remember it! makes me wonder if I know any plant names!!!!

weed/plant id

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 23:04

I have pulled some up before that the roots are on the surface & they have never been joined together, but usually the roots are tap roots & quite fat, they can go quite far down.

But then I have never seen it flower?! it dies down for the winter too

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can they grow as big trees??? 
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weed/plant id

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What is it?!!

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any ideas??!!

identify plant? 
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does anyone know what it is??

maybe a echium? 
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