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Posted: 05/11/2012 at 13:18

Is this beetle on the increase? I had years with no problem, didn't even know it existed. The last 2 years it's been a real pest.

FIR TREE PRUNING and shaping, or not???

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 09:42

Laurel ger very wide and need pruning rather than hedge trimming otherwise you get a lot of brown edged leaves


FIR TREE PRUNING and shaping, or not???

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 09:05

Just don't forget that once youve cut back to bare wood it will never come green again. 

Personally I'd dump the leylandii and perhaps raise the canopy (cut off some bottom branches) if the blue fir is a nice one. 

Unknown Berries

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 18:46

Busy Lizzie's suggestion makes me realise I have no idea of the scale. How big are they?

Advice needed

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 18:45

I know that white stuff you can peel off, I see it on the logs I leave for wildlife. I thought sleepers were thoroughly dowsed in creosote or something and that wouldn't happen but I suppose after a time any treatment will have leached away. I should think it's coming from the wood, most of those sort of fungi are on wood. 

Bamboo seeds

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 18:38

If there's lots of seed save it, Sow some now and leave it outside and some in spring in warmth. I've never tried bamboo from seed but if you try all ways you could be successful. Bamboo has a reputation for dying after seeding but I don't know if that applies to all species.

Unknown Berries

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 18:34

I think you need to disect them. Have they got a seed in? Do they smell like mushrooms or grapes or something else altogether? Are they attached to those pieces of straw or cane (the straight bits). If so are they growing directly out of it or is there a stalk? 

agree with Jean Riley, I'm intrigued. 

Unknown Berries

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 17:41

Hard to be sure from the pic but it looks more like a fungus than a berry. More likely in than position as well

Echinacea plant

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 11:00

Many thanks


ididenty please

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 10:05

I agree, Clerodendron trichotomum. Can be confirmed by taking a leaf, rubbing it and smelling. Very pungent, said to be like peanuts but I never get thet. Lovely plant. The flowers smell good as well if you don't disturb the leaves.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

ID problem need a photo of niger plant

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something I don't think I planted

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wot dunnit

Damage to my persicaria 
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Richard's Clematis

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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