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Plant ID

Posted: 12/09/2017 at 19:16

something in the pea family, can't quite put my finger on it

Are ALL bay leaves inedible?

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 15:14

If it was  just Bay, it should be the right one and is the most likely for a lollipop. Maybe they mis-read what was there. You could post a photo here to make sure if you have doubts. They look quite different to anyone who knows the plants

Are ALL bay leaves inedible?

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 15:07

If they are the leaves of Laurus nobilis they are barely 'edible' because they stay tough when cooked, that's why people take them out. But you can buy them in small pieces and they stay in. 

Confusion arises because this plant is sometimes called Bay Laurel, goodness knows why. There is also a plant known as Cherry Laurel, which is poisonous. Just make sure you've got the right plant.

Plagued by advert

Posted: 11/09/2017 at 11:38

I wouldn't be without adblocker. I don't run one on the PC which I mainly use as a fancy typewriter. If I do use for it the forum or Facebook or anything else, it gets up my nose. I've seen that Debenhams ad. Ill mannered, like intruding on someone else's conversation. When advertisers learn manners, I'll turn off the adblocker on this laptop

Indian Bean Tree

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 19:34

You can prune them back hard like cotinus but I think that would spoil it. Mine spreads, it's wider than it's tall  from one trunk. It is late to leaf, looks rough in windy weather such as we have now and early to drop leaves. 

It wouldn't be on my list for a small garden

comfrey roots?

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 18:08

no rhizomes

can you post a photo?

Is this plant Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 20:34

i never sign anything Paul 

Is this plant Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 20:27
Paul B3 says:


Have you ever thought of starting a fan-club????

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 Ha Ha 

Is this plant Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 20:18

you're right  pp. I know everything (except what I don't know)

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Is this plant Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 09/09/2017 at 20:17

Leaf shape, arrangement and the colour of the newest leaves.Have a look at Salix caprea.

It's a tree or shrub, woody, not herbaceous like JKW

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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