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Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 15:08

Plant/shrub/tree identification help?

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:21

It's been badly pruned, cutting back branches to fit the space is bad for any tree, the stumps left behind die back. Always cut back to a healthy bud.


Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:09

woodpeckers peck for insects and bore holes for nests but I doubt if there are many insects under the bark of a young tree and no room for a next

Where to buy plant seeds

Posted: 28/02/2017 at 14:06

Chiltern seeds are good for trees, shrubs and perennials. Of course it's slower but so satisfying. In 25 years I have Scots Pines and  Field Maples as tall as the house, (no, it's not a bungalow), I have mature looking shrubs, Clerodendron, Chimonanthus, Ptelia, Tree Paeonies, Eleagnus. All from seed. I'm still sowing though it's getting a bit late for me to see them mature.

Another plus is that you can get something different to all the standard stuff in the GCs

paeonia officinalis rosea superba plena

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 21:13

Wrong labels are one of the causes of the problem. 

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 16:12

I see you've shortened the stems, you've cut the flowering bits off there. Best pruned, if you have to prune it, by cutting some stems right back to the base and leaving the rest untouched. It floowers on the growth it made the previous year.

Lovely shrub, but what is it?

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 15:56

my money's on the rose. 

Creepy-crawly id

Posted: 27/02/2017 at 14:01

agree not leather jackets but don't know my caterpillars well enough to comment

Wild flowers now

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 23:17

Lovely. I must keep an eye on the place where I sowed your Navelwort

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 26/02/2017 at 21:00

In the cold GH. Most stood outside over winter. Paeonia tenuifolia, front of top pic, stood outside for nearly 2 winters. The first to germinate keeled over and I thought that might be it. But doing very well now. Pricking out soon. 

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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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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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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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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