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Can you identify for me please

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 16:30

St John's Wort the medicine comes from Hypericum perforatum which doesn't have berries, I don't know which part is used.

Years ago this is the plant that was known as St John's Wort. Now every hypericum seems to be called St John's Wort. 

Can you identify for me please

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 15:46


Gone wild on an estate might be androsaemum

re poisonous. I don't know but likely all shrubby hypericums are the same. Not on my list of well known poisons but I won't be eating them

Can you identify for me please

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 15:26

It's one of the hypericums. 

saving acer

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 20:38

It looks rather sad. I think you need to know what it is to treat it well, not all plants like the same treatment. Elder has a strong pungent smell which would help ID. Someone might come and make a definite ID from those photos but I can't. What features made you think it was an acer? that might help in ID

That's a lot of bush for the roots to support. It's hard to transplant something that size without damaging the more distant roots which are the important bits of root for moisture and nutrient uptake. Without these roots it can't take up water quickly and will drown.

Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 19:53

takesimana is another on my list of all root no flower Vic.

I think your last could be my nameless one, it rings a bell

saving acer

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 19:50

You need to cut that back whatever it is. The roots can't support all that top growth.

Can you nip out and give it a squeeze and see if the leaves/branches have a smell. I wonder if it might be one of the black leaved elders.

Raking leaves

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:19

Don't leave it til you're too old and grey Fairy.

jasmine polyanthum

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:10

Where will we find our snowdrops for 2016 Dove?

You should join us Duchess, we've had some good trips 

Which are your favourite Campanula

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:08

C. rotundifolia is my favourite

C. persicifolia goes OK and a tallish one that comes in white and mauve, I've never worked out which one it is, a species I should think. C. trachelium is another reliable one, I like reliable

Some of the others you mention Kathy have been invasive in the root and pathetically poor in the flower for me.

I've sown C thyrsoides recently and await action.

Raking leaves

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 15:53

I am so envious lydiaann

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