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Leaf identification!

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 18:04

nothing upsets a bamboo does it?

An in situ pic and an indication of size would be useful but I think this is an Arum. 

Arum maculatum or Arum italicum are most likely but it looks too 'marked' for the former and not enough for the latter


Posted: 29/09/2016 at 17:59

There are some similarities between the berries especially. It's the leaves that make me think cornus. See what others think


Posted: 29/09/2016 at 17:47

I think it's a Cornus

Heptacodium miconioides

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 17:45
Hortum-cretae says:

However, I do keep my eye out for that rarity, the evergreen shrub that flowers all year, makes a screen to hide the neighbour's shed or new extension but doesn't need pruning and grows in dry shade or full sun.    


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 That'll be the plastic one H-C 

I agree re the lack of availability of anything unusual. very hard to get away from the bog standard repetitive planting. I got my Heptacodium as a rooted cutting from a place that doesn't exist any more.

Heptacodium miconioides

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 17:14

A lovely shrub.

a couple of oddities

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 13:50

That's good for the second Dove, thank you. The manner of growth in the images I looked at seems right, more so than the dichondra.

I've looked H-C's orostachys, lots of similarities and probably is one of them. I will investigate further

I think the minarets are not quite flowering Dove, though they could have flowered. No sign of anything I recognised as a flower. I looked around for a pot of this with a label on but  nothing.

Not sure re propagating. The place used to be called a nursery, now it's called a garden centre and the difference is right in your face. 

What to do now....

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:49

Hi Sarah, reduce the size of the photos. I reduce mine to 30%. Then start from the camera icon.

a couple of oddities

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 10:21

Can anyone ID a couple of oddities seen on our seed compost/coffee/sticky bun trip yesterday.

The first had very few basal leaves but what there were looked succulent. In an outdoor display but not necessarily hardy. About 5 inches tall at this stage but might not be as tall as it gets

The other was in an indoor display in a darkish site

The pointy leaf on the right in the second photo isn't part of it

Last edited: 29 September 2016 10:22:22

Do plants need sunlight over winter?

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 09:58

I agree with B-L and now I needn't type all that 

Do plants need sunlight over winter?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 23:21

If there's nothing there it won't matter

 most people leave the cutting back of penstemons til spring. I've already shortened mine to stop them thrashing about in the winter gales 

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