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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?

Please identify this plant seen in S W France

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:35

We're quick here Janet

ponds

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:31

Thanks Liri They're just holes in the ground. Old gravel diggings from the horse and cart days. water level is ground water, up to the top in the rainy season, very low indeed by the end of a dry summer (not this one). 


It makes planting difficult, only the toughies can cope. Iris pseudocorus, typha, reeds, marsh marigold. Comfreys and willowherbs on the banks.


Very wildlife full, newts, dragonflies etc.

Plant ID

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:15

Don't miss the new pond thread GD 

ponds

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:09

Guernsey Donkey asked to see pics of my pond(s), she would probably like to see other wildlife ponds as well so bring them on.


spring




now, looking a bit tired and bedraggled



the other one


Plant ID

Posted: 10/08/2016 at 21:00

the anemones are Japanese anemones which covers many slightly different plants. Hard to give a cultivar name unless you bought it with a label on. So many are so similar.


Geranium ditto


dahlias and gladioli I know nothing about.


Is the thistle thing enormous? can't see the leaves

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

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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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