Ruth Macleod


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Dead beech tree in beech hedge, pest?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:26

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 Hope these are of some use to you, thank you for taking the time to help me.

Dead beech tree in beech hedge, pest?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:03

When we were trimming the beech hedge in our garden this year we found a few dead branches that just snapped off, initially not alarmed, I then followed the dead branches and realised that actually it was one whole bush/tree/plant (what do you call the individual plants in a hedge?) that was dead. It has a whiteish pink fungus all over it. I separated these branches from the rest, thinking I wouldn't shred them, I would burn them, but then thought perhaps we should try to find out what it is. I have just gone outside to get a couple of the branches to photograph, and there is now a lot less of the stuff on the branches I separated, some of them have no visible signs left at all. They have been lying on the lawn for 7 days. Does anyone know what this is?

 

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Plant identification

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 07:25

No pics of above mentioned silver leaved weed as I keep digging it up!

 

Plant identification

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 07:24

Thank you all, despite it being a weed (ie we didn't intend for it to grow there) we're going to keep it, I think it fits really well where it's growing. Can anyone advise on how vigourous it is at spreading? I am constantly fighting ground elder and another weed with similar root system but that has silver furry leaves (id anyone?), I won't have that kind of problem with green alkanet will I? 

Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 13:24

Thank you everyone, having looked up green alkanet this is definitely it. However, one thing confuses me, in the link above it states that it cannot grow in acidic soils, however, the majority of my shrubs are rhodedendrons and azaleas, which are ericaceous right? It is growing under a skimmia and a rhody...

Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:17

It is about 18 inches tall just now, but from memory it grew to about 3 feet last year

 

Plant identification

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 11:36

This grew in the garden last year, and has grown again this year, just in the one place, it wasn't planted by us, does anyone know what it is. A couple of people I have asked said it was borage, but it's not borage, we have grown that and it's not the same at all. Hope you can help.

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