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Plant ID for a friend

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:59

Arum maculatum.

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:41

Salsify is a vegetable, it used to be grown in cottage gardens from where it escaped into the wild. It's got a long root a bit like a parsnip, and it's supposed to taste of oysters (never tried it though!).

ivy question

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:16

But Joe said it was a fence!

Can somebody identify this one?

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 19:12

It's Salsify, Tragopogon porrifolius. It's a relative of the wild plant called Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon.

ivy question

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 17:53

It will grow quickly enough. This is a bit of a thug of an ivy, with thick, tough stems. I have variegated versions and both are huge and very quickly outgrew their allotted space. One has gone up a cherry tree and will probably bring it down with the weight before too long. On the fence, it grows up and out across the grass as well, and the stems are so tough they sometimes stop the lawnmower. Can you tell I wish it hadn't been planted? (It was there when I moved in 19 years ago).

Identification please

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 11:26

I'm no expert, but I thought that weed-suppressant membranes were brown or black to exclude light. That looks like a thick fleece-type fabric which would let at least some light through. I would ask the contractor for some more details about the fabric, he must know the manufacturer. He probably did remove the weeds but they will always come back in gravel, I'm afraid, it's an excellent seed medium.

another ID please

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 22:43

Could it be Lonicera henryi or one of its cultivars? Not one I know personally.

five plants id friend or foes?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 17:46

That top one is looking like an anemone of some kind now. Still think the other one is a foxglove, time will tell!


Posted: 12/05/2015 at 13:03

Those blower/vacuum things do shred dry leaves pretty well, but I think you mean fresh green ones?

five plants id friend or foes?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:57

No 1 isn't woodruff, the leaves are the wrong shape. How big is it? Perhaps you could pull off a leaf, measure it and photograph it separately. It reminds me of some Corydalis..

No 4 is a foxglove, the leaves are variable.

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