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Posted: 22/08/2013 at 19:55
PeterE17 wrote (see)

I am surprised no-one else on the forum has tried to identify this plant, but it is not really that common even though it is widespread. In fact, two or three have just surfaced in my garden where they will stay until I tire of them.

I'm sure your right Peter, I expect the other IDers are as well.

none of these have cropped up in my garden this year, I think they originally came as seeds in a bag of compost, one or two cropped up on to many seed trays for it to be a coincidence






Posted: 22/08/2013 at 19:47

one flower on top of a 6 foot stem and no foliage. That must narrow it down a bit. I've never grown anything like that


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 18:22

copy and paste works for me (google chrome)


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 18:19

there's a natural progression for clothes Blackest. Going out, going to work, about the house, gardening/workshop, motorcycle cleaning cloths, bin.

You do have to stop adding more at the 'tidy' end though


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 18:12

putting them out or not is up to you, zeth. you can't eat them (please don't ) But they're quite interesting with their prickly seed cases.


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 15:53

I'd go with hawthorn or a native mix with mostly hawthorn. 

From personal experience I'd say avoid laurel. 



Posted: 22/08/2013 at 15:44

sounds a lovely idea. I'd avoid the really rampant ones, montana, armandii, 

Green magpie's viticella suggestion is probably a good one. Anything you can cut back every year so it doesn't overwealm the tree or leave you with dead bits of clematis at the top of a tree, way out of reach, (like my armandii)


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 15:39

Hi Sean

If you sow something that's not too hardy now, in or out of the propagator, it will probably germinate quite quickly. then you have to look after it all through the winter. If you keep them indoors they don't get enough light and get very 'leggy and soft', then they fall over when planting out time comes. If you keep them in  a greenhouse, you'll need to heat it, expensive

I've tried all sorts of things with seeds and this year I sowed the ones that need a chill in the cold greenhouse at the beginning of January. Previously I'd sown them in pots, in autumn outside but some of them germinated within days leaving me with babies in pots to get through the winter. that's OK outside but they're too close together in seed pots and need pricking out. But they don't tolerate pricking out  in the winter and rot instead

other hardy plants I sow in the same cold GH in March, there's still some chill, the verbena likes a bit of a chill, and they germinate when it warms up. Anything not hardy or needing warmth to germinate (that's not a lot for me), I sow when it gets warm.




Posted: 22/08/2013 at 14:52

I'd always wear goggles with those sling it everywhere mowers, (and strimmers). Generally don't bother with the ones that sling it in a box.


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 13:43

That pic looks just like my bullaces. As fidgetbonessays, cut it in half. If it's got a stone like a plum and tastes like a plum and dropped off a tree, it's probably a plum

They come in various colours

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