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another plant ID please...........

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 19:14

There are 2 of them, probably 12-18 inches. That's very quick growth so I imagine will be fairly large and loose. I'll plant out in autumn, haven't got a space yet but I'll find somewhere. 

How long have you had the garden Jo? could this be a cut down shrub regrowing rather that a sucker/seedling

another plant ID please...........

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:42

Jo this is the one that most resembles your pic in the 'flesh'. If it's what it's supposed to be it will have black berries. The young leaves are reddish like those in your pic, (but so are the young leaves of many shrubs). 

I have a lot of natives but far from exclusively. I am a browser of non mainstream seed catalogues and seed swaps and grow things I've never heard of. Like the above which sold itself to me because of the black berries. I haven't seen them yet it's only in the second year from seed

Help with herbs

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:31

I have lost both of the ones I commented on in a cold GH But in a mild winter I've had both survive outside.

What to do with this bush?

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 18:29

It would probably benefit from a good hack.Over a couple or three years I'd have all those old stems back to base. 


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:43

Those sentries are the young men waiting for the girls to come out. We won't go into what happens when they do.


Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:28

Have you got somewhere else you could put them. If you wait till they've all gone to bed in the evening you can put a piece of tape over the hole and relocate them. I have 2 nest boxes full that were relocated to my garden from somewhere else. Good pest control companies will do this for you if you don't like the idea of doing it yourself.

I expect they're tree bumble bees but if they're honeybees a beekeeper will do it

Hawthorn leaves turning brown

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:23

I love that sound, I have a laburnum like that, tall enough to stand underneath and be(e) surrounded by buzz

Hawthorn leaves turning brown

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:07

I think your top growth tree has been grafted onto a hawthorn root which is now growing. That explains the different leaves but I'm no nearer an ID for what has been grafted on

Help with herbs

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:04

Lemon vernevna and pineapple sage are not hardy.

I don't know lemon curd thyme or chocolate mint

another plant ID please...........

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 17:02

Yes, big leaves Jo. Some of them are almost trees.

Can't positively ID yours as one though see what the flowers look like. That will help

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