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Shrub/Tree ID!

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:38

You can hack that back hard, makes a good hedge. At Wimpole Estate (NT) not far from here,they have some trained to about 8 foot like lampshades or mushrooms on a clear stem. Not keen myself but the plants seem OK

A number of plants that need identifying.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:34

could you do some more pics of that one including stems. Is it woody like a shrub or dying back to nothing in the winter?


I'd like to see what's under the leaves, how it grows out of the ground.


If it's a paeony it's not one I know but there is something paeony-like about it.

When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:19

They get enormous

When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:14

It can take a good hacking back

Shrub/Tree ID!

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:13

I can't really see the leaves but think it's Prunus lusitanicus, Portugal Laurel

When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:10

Solanum crispum, often the cultivar 'Glasnevin', is a popular, vigorous scrambling plant.


Solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade or bittersweet, is a rather weedy thing for me, less so


for pansyface. But hers isn't as bushy and large-flowered as yours. 


S.dulcamara has a very strong smell, hard to describe but not very pleasant, in the leaves and


stems, noticeable as it passes through the shredder


I think you have S. crispum.

Your garden

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:35

That sounds like my sort of garden jonesk.


We have pipistrelles breeding in the roof and some tree bumblies up there as well. Noisy neighbours sometimes but we love them.


More tree bumblebees in a box (rescued along with their box)


Newts, 2 (or maybe 3) species, slow worms (rescued) and grass snakes. Few frogs and no toads which is bit sad. 


Lots of birds and insects, big on dragon flies and moths


Our strategy is not to work too hard and let it all happen while still keeping a garden rather than an impenetrable jungle.

Last edited: 09 June 2016 21:36:25

A number of plants that need identifying.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 20:54

Enchanters nightshade, Circaea lutetiana is a right b.......r to get rid of, It spreads around my garden and completely ignores me. Common names are a menace, this is in the same family as willowherb and evening primrose and completely unrelated to anything else called nightshade

What is it please?

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 20:49

Might be giant hogweed, can we see a bit more of it please?

A number of plants that need identifying.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 20:30

the one after the willowherb looks like enchanter's nightshade.

Last edited: 09 June 2016 20:31:14

Discussions started by nutcutlet

might be ricinus

 
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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

 
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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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Lonicera ID

 
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First paeony of the year

 
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Have I grown too much

 
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Magazine titles

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a couple of IDs please

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Molly the Witch in trouble

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wot daff

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move a rose

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Which violet?

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Lots of legs, no ID

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Comfrey, who knows one from t'other

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holly choice

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