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What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:18

My money's still on Salix caprea

Plant ID - probably a weed or wildflower

Posted: Yesterday at 16:05

Have a look at violets.

But  there's something else in there as well. Can you take a photo from the other side?

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: Yesterday at 13:58

Hi Jack, yes, Crataegus will trim up fine. 

Help – how do I stop insects biting me?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:55

I've got a mozzie net so they don't bite me at night

Is this new Hawthorn tree diseased? Looks worrying.

Posted: Yesterday at 13:48

I'll stick with species I think. Though Hawthorns are inclined to throw out branches anywhere they feel like it. Little tufts appear on the trunks anywhere there's been a minor damage

Is this new Hawthorn tree diseased? Looks worrying.

Posted: Yesterday at 13:38

It looks  bit  rough though doesn't it. Where did you get it from?

I don't like the bottom of the trunk being narrower than that further up.

Or the bark damage.

I assume from the bark colours that the graft is quite high and all those damages will be a source of suckers. 

I have no experience of grafted trees, but that just doesn't look good to me

Poisonous Plants

Posted: Yesterday at 11:11

Over the years I've known lots of cats in gardens full of all sorts of plants and no cat ever got ill. I think they still have some sort of instinct/common sense that we've lost.

Not so sure about dogs

alkaline soil

Posted: Yesterday at 10:02

This fits with J. polyanthum as I know it (and lost it)

I can't improve on that

I see you live in Spain Ken.


bay tree pruning

Posted: Yesterday at 09:38

Mine has proved amenable to a hard haircut now and again. It was a very tall multi-stemmed blob. I cut it back several feet to make a ground-level ball about 7 foot high. 

It looks good from 3 sides but the side away from the light looks a bit gappy. It doesn't look very good from the top yet, I can see it from the landing window, but it greened up OK last time I did it.

I did it a couple of months ago, probably a bit too early for the bay but I was concerned for the birds. The weather was kind though and it's just about in flower now

Plant ID please

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:18

He's right Peanuts. 

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