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Plant ID please

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 10:02
Pete8 says:

 nature's freebies


See original post

 


Yes, very true. 

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 09:29

yes we would let mother nature heal an open wound.


Your opinion is your opinion Verdun and you are entitled to that.


But opinion is not fact and CraighB needs to hear other opinions in order to make an informed choice.


My opinion is that holes in delphinium leaves in August is no big deal compared to the death of all the beneficial insects that would have sorted it out for you over the coming years.

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 09:24

yes, I forgot that one, and Viburnum lantana, wayfaring tree. If you can leave it as a fairly loose hedge the berrying and nutting will be better

Please help me figure out what's happening.

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 08:10

you'll never achieve a natural balance of pest and predator if you go the chemical route.

ponds

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:36

nice frogs looks good

Any Idea what this plant is?

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:29

it's a persicaria. probably P. affinis or a cultivar thereof. A broader picture would confirm

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 07:26

no more than 2metres for Acer campestre? They're trees, mine are 25 years from seed, taller than the house by some and still growing rapidly

ponds

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 23:24

no filter, nothing except a hole full of water, or less than full by the end of summer, no real flow but when it's full and the wind blows it looks like a river. water does run out of the end when it's full so a bit of flow then. I don't think filters and wildlife ponds go together.


I couldn't find the thread I was looking for, there were some great ponds on it. Maybe someone else can find it

ponds

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:49

Thanks Ladybird, 

Ideas for a native mixed hedge

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:46

Hawthorn makes a good basis.


wild rose and bramble put out long stems to smack you in the face


field maple, common buckthorn and spindle are well behaved


blackthorn suckers but has lovely blossom and sloes for gin.


Hazel suckers but not far, catkins and nuts if you don't cut back too fiercely.


Bullace, wild plum, excellent, some of those wander a bit as well


Elder grows rather quickly for a good hedge but useful for elderflower/berry wine


What have I forgotten?


Was that the sort of advice you needed or something else?

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