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Ants on a Twisted Hazel Tree - Problem?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:50

They will be after aphids in the tree. I don't consider that a problem, I garden for wildlife.


What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:40

I think I do more forgetting than learning

Clematis & Sollya heterophylla

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:38

Also the clem might prefer to be outside in the winter and the sollya isn't truly hardy

Leonotis nepetifolia

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:36

Never rely on a common name

There's a little book on on plant names which is old, first published in 1931. 

Plant Names Simplified, their pronunciation, derivation and meaning, by AT Johnson and HA Smith. been reprinted many times, might still be available.

Yes it is. This has been very useful in the past.

AT Johnson as in Geranium 'AT Johnson'

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:27

I may have missed the first leaf before I cleared the weeds. There's a something coming up at the base.

I haven't picked up a smell either. 

Unlike the Dracunculus vulgaris which is just opening

Leonotis nepetifolia

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:24

the nepetifolia part of the name means it has leaves like a nepeta.

As in Thalictrum aquilegifolium, the thalictrum that has leaves like and aquilegia

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 16:20


Lovely site blairs and I think you're right. Thank you very much. I do like to know what I'm growing

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 11:44

Quite right too Berghill. I'll be back to it in  a minute

I'm thinking this might be it and wondering about origin of seeds. One of the plant societies I belong to, (no names mentioned), has a reputation for seed being inaccurately labelled. Not the society's fault. Just ignorance or carelessness of members supplying seed.

Maybe this is one of the 'arisaemas' from a long ago order

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:25

I had a look, the only pics I could find were rather a poor one of A. speciosum but a good one of its seed head.

That's not done too well last year and this. Definitely shrinking.

A tortuosum is awake I'll see if I can get a photo of that.

should be an arisaema

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 09:04

Hang on Verdun. I'm not sure this is one

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Seed and plant swap 2015

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