Latest posts by Lordswood

Help need name

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:32


Looks like weigela.

I took cuttings last June. They produced a mass of flowers this year and plenty of new growth - some of the easiest to grow cuttings I've ever tried, though the hydrangea cuttings I took at the same time have just begun to flower. Bit of a contest going on there.



Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:24

I have native foxgloves all over my garden. Some of them reach at least six feet. They grow wild in clearings in the surrounding woodland. There are quite a few bumblebees taking advantage of them, but almost no honey bees.

The best plants always seem to pop up in the most inappropriate places so I will be planting seed next weekend (native variety of course) so that I have some control over them.

Wilting tomato

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:09

Five out of six of my greenhouse tomatoes have done the something similar. Only the young leaves are severely wilted, dark green and stunted. The ones I planted in the garden at the same time are fine. The greenhouse does not overheat as it's in partial shade.

Although the growing tip and damaged leaves show no sign of recovery I am training a side shoot to take over the job and I've earthed up the stem to encourage new roots.

Here's hoping!


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:02


The flower spikes continue to grow with new blooms opening above as the lower ones fall off to reveal a seed pod.

Plant ID

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 17:48


Think it could be a variety of plum.

Mystery tree

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 17:40


Maybe the Linden Tree?

ID my tree

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 17:23


Can't view the photos full size, but they look a little like witch hazel.

What's this plant please?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 17:09

I believe it could be a shrub called Nandina.

If it is take care as the berries especially are toxic.

Privet problem

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 22:22

I didn't have much luck hosing it off either. The deposits are waxy and waterproof.

Privet problem

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 22:13

Could the hedge actually be Box.

Box is affected by a pest called Psylla buxi which leaves white deposits all over it.

I treated a container specimen some years ago with an insecticide the name of which I'm afraid I can't remember, but it did the trick. Sorry I can't be more help, but there must still be a suitable treatment out there.

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