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another plant ID please...........

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 15:39

Definitely a tree seedling or sucker, possibly a cherry? 

That's Greater Celandine, not Lesser, by the way 

Weed or Plant ?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 15:30

It is rather invasive and has taken over road verges in many places. I wouldn't want it in my garden, but some people do like it. Pull it out if you don't want it either!

Any Ideas?

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 11:04

I think it's a Chenopodium too, although I wouldn't like to go to species from the photos.

Clematis cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 14:59

That's exactly what I did, Edd - must have found the same website! But they were too hot in the greenhouse and are now sad, dry brown crisps.


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 14:43

It's Field Horsetail, Equisetum arvense. It's hard to eradicate, the best way seems to be trampling well to bruise the foliage then applying a glyphosate-based weedkiller. No doubt you'll get lots more suggestions.

Stachys byzantina

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 14:36

The names are synonyms, Stachys byzantina is the current one. I love to touch the leaves, must show my granddaughter next week!


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 18:53

They've been living in my chimney for the last 3 years, no problem to me. The local bee-keepers weren't interested in trying to extract them, for some reason! There still seem to be plenty flying around the chimney, and the swarm in the tree has split into two and one lot has disappeared. So interesting to watch! 


Posted: 03/06/2015 at 14:39

I've got a swarm of honey bees in my Philadelphus right now. I've rung the number on the local BKA website, but no response so far. It's very interesting to watch the swarm growing and taking on the expected shape, wide at the top and very narrow at the bottom. I do wish someone would come and take the bees away though!

Have I got an orchid???

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 14:07

Dove is right, what a lovely find! It's mainly a northern and western species, so quite unusual in your area. You could upload your photos to Orchid Observers and help their research.

Shrub ID

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:25

It's a Weigela, but I'm not familiar with the cultivar. They can make very large bushes.

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