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Tree ID

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 18:06

I think it's a Sorbus, but they are difficult to get to species.

Plant ID please

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:43

It's an Alchemilla, no doubt about it! We don't argue with nutcutlet!

I don't know of any Potentilla species which has more than 5 leaflets, apart from P. anserina, Silverweed, which has a pinnate leaf and is likely to be removed from the genus.

Cercidiphyllum japonicum, - can it be hard pruned?

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:32

It is a lovely tree and the smell in autumn is just heavenly! I had always understood that it wouldn't respond to hard pruning. Mine is definitely a tree, with a graceful shape, and I wonder if it would look rather butchered if reduced to a coppice stool (well, it definitely would at first!). The branches grow out almost at right angles, so I'm concerned that it would look like a tree with its top cut off.

id plant please

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 19:19

I agree with nut, possibly A. heterocephalum.


Posted: 07/09/2015 at 12:48

Depends what your drive is made of. Tarmac or paving can be kept clear by regular brushing, using a wire brush if necessary. Gravel is harder - I rake out the moss with a small hand rake. It's only a problem in shady areas, fortunately, as it's hard work!

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 16:55

It's a lovely garden, I went a few weeks ago, at clematis time. Some very clever interpretations of fine art. It's true, the cakes are wonderful and the tea is very special! Hope you have a lovely time.

Problem Solving

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 13:06

In my garden, rabbits tend to avoid anything with scented leaves, for example Salvias. I use upturned wire hanging baskets, which are very cheap, as covers for plants when they are small. By the time they fill the basket they are usually tough enough to withstand some nibbling. I've also got some wire mesh tunnel cloches (the stiff wire mesh that holds its shape) and I use those for rows of plants.

As for the rabbits themselves, I have four humane traps that I move around the garden as required. I won't say what happens to them after they get caught, but I do enjoy a nice rabbit pie!

Plant ID

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 15:42

The OP's plant is Rose Campion, Silene coronaria (used to be Lychnis). 

Thirtybyseven, you would be better off starting a new thread - avoids confusion!


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 22:37

How about Fuchsia?

compost heap discoveries

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 14:42

A dunnock's nest complete with babies in the bin that is full and cooking at the moment. Also loads of teabags, which is strange because I haven't tried to compost them for years!

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

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Tree spinach

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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