nutcutlet


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Confirming redcurrants

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:09

my ornamentals have black berries, they're not particularly tasty but I'm still alive.


I think the strings that red currant hang in are pretty distinctive

Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 21:06

it's very yellow when it's in flower GD. So yellow that everyone want to photograph it then. But have a look at this selection and see what you think.


https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/genista-aetnensis


http://www.thedangergarden.com/2012/01/genista-aetnensis-or-mt-etna-broom.html


http://plantlust.com/plants/279/genista-aetnensis/

Confirming redcurrants

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 20:35

It's not dark yet, go and take a photo

Plant ID

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 20:09

yes, that's romneya, aka tree poppy


I'm wondering even more about Genista aetnensis now, Those aren't conifer 'needles'

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:49

 we need to entertain the neighbours. The horses across the road watch the show sometimes

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:38

privet needs a good taming sometimes Fairy. Ours was so tall the phone wires kept snagging on it. Down to a reasonable 5 or 6 feet now

trees/shrubs suitable for drain pipes and sceptic tank

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:45

we have field maple, hawthorn, Cotoneaster lacteus and small yews (to be kept small) very close to ours. There are willows and a privet hedge within rooting distance, they've been there since 1960 and haven't caused problems yet. The onbe that has pushed roots between bricks into a manhole is the shallow rooted Catalpa bignonioides. A lot will depend on the state of your system, roots in the soakaway are probably not a big deal but if you have an old crumbling brick tank that might be bad news. 


Our tank has always been known as the sceptic tank. Some people are a little septic about its efficiency but we know it works just fine

triticonazole & acetamiprid

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:28

Totally agree Verdun. I don't spray the decoratives either. Too much junk out there already

Seed saving

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:18

Jacob's Ladder seeds like a weed. Once you've got it, you've got it. But if you have a fancy cultivar it will always seed back to the basic species eventually.


sow a few and leave them outside or just let them get on with it. The latter only works if you're an idle gardener like me and haven't touched a hoe in years

pink flower

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 15:42

a mallow of some sort. Too close in the see the leaves so can't be more precise

Discussions started by nutcutlet

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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ponds

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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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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