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Tree problem

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 01:34

Just had a look and it is most definitely Sophora Japonica. The slight curl on the leaf and the nature of the pod match nicely. I wouldn't care, I was just reading up on Mycrophilla "Sun King" just the other day although it is quite different.

Didn't think it was a Robinia or Gleditsia!

Tree problem

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 03:07

It's mainly the species of Gleditsia that have thorns. Most of the new varieties are thornless. However I don't think this is a Gleditsia. The leaves although similar are arranged differently and the pods are not Gleditsia. Definitely not a Robinia as the leaves are more ovate. Not that I recognise it as anything else though. Good luck with your search and diagnosis.

Crocuses

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:08

We planted ours by drilling the lawn!

We just threw them in drifts for the natural look and then using a cordless drill and a 25mm wood auger bit drilled a hole where they landed. As Mike said double their depth to size of bulb.

The holes were top dressed with a mixture of compost and sharp sand which was brushed in. A scattering of grass seed afterwards to cover.

It's not as time consuming as it sounds and the crocuses have come up year after year without fail.

We did get some funny looks from the neighbours though when doing the drilling!

Rude but funny.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 05:14

I hate to stick my beak in again.

Here's something I just whisked up although I do feel a bit over-easy about it.

I shouldn't beat myself up about it really but I might be setting a bad eggsample.

Groan!

Rude but funny.

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 04:48

It looks like some people have been given free range to tell jokes on here?

It's a half dozen of one and six of the other really!

I'll get me coop..............!

Quotes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 06:32

"The only thing I cannot resist is temptation"

Oscar Wilde

Quotes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 05:56

"You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be led"

Stan Laurel

what could this plant be please

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 02:22

What first comes to mind with me is Impatiens Glandulifera commonly known as "Bobby's Helmet". I've had them in cottage garden mixes before.

' Find a tree - 'where do I begin?' tra la la

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 00:32

I would go for Gleditsia triacanthos "Spectrum". I got one a couple of years ago instead of a Robinia after hearing of the Robinia die-back problems.

It holds the yellow leaf colour further into the season until the leaves turn "chartreuse". The branches have strong crotch angles unlike the twisty "sunburst".

It is from the Alan Titchmarch collection with Thompson Morgan.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 05:09

My Philadelphus Bell Etoile is covered with flowers at the minute. The best it's ever been and smells divine. Only flowering well because I think last year was the first time I pruned it correctly!

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