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ID this vine type thing please

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:33

Make a feature of it. Let it climb up the fence.


Has it escaped from next doors garden?

Please help identify

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:12

Sorry with leaves that shape it looks like bitter bind weed. Solanum dulcamara.


See link..


http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/weeds/plants/bittersweet.htm


This is bindweed in UK. Calystegium sepium.


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=241


Note leaf shape.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Bindweed.&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiJ2sy87v7TAhWBKcAKHZJZBOQQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=731

Last edited: 20 May 2017 17:17:38

Plant id

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 17:00

Difficult to get a scale from the pics.


We grow Rhododendron racemosum...the flowers are tiny compared to many Rhodo's.


https://www.glendoick.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/R/a/Racemosum_Nno_901.jpg


Pic from Glendoick a renown grower of special Rhodo's.


Quote...."Size (approx) in 10 year slow 80-135cm (3-4.5ft)DescriptionPink flowers in April. Fairly compact habit for this species.HardinessH4 hardyFurther InformationRhododendron Dwarf Species Characterised by clusters of pink-reddish flowers from axillary buds. The more straggly forms can be pruned after flowering."


Very hard to id them accurately ...even by Rhodo experts from a pic.

Last edited: 20 May 2017 17:04:28

Our Lollypop Acer

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 16:51

Just for your interest this looks like a fine specimen of ......Acer  pseudoplatanus Brilliantissimum.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=acer+pseudoplatanus+brilliantissimum&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwi0lqrZ6f7TAhWMDsAKHbRgAasQ_AUIBigB&biw=1536&bih=759

Last edited: 20 May 2017 16:52:30

Amelanchier best kind

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 09:57

We grew several .....including the  beautiful tree forms....  A.arborea and  A.laevis


A. Obilisk is an upright form.


A. pumila is a short shrubby one.


A. Bartramina,


A. Ballerina.


A. Robin Hill


A. Autumn Brilliance.


A. Edelweiss


A. Lamarkii


Some are just large multi stemmed shrubs.eg A.lamarkii


All are beautiful for the flowers, berries and autumn colour.

Identity of plants

Posted: 19/05/2017 at 19:31

1.  Hydrangea quercifolia.


2. Euonymus alatus I believe

Last edited: 19 May 2017 19:32:32

Help me identify!

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 09:37

Goodness.....it looks like Jasminum polyanthum.


But it doesn't take frost amd most people say it smells wonderful..


Where in UK is  this growing?


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Jasminum+polyanthum,flower+uk&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwibkMWhhPnTAhUlBsAKHe-qBvEQ_AUICygC&biw=1536&bih=759#tbm=isch&q=Jasminum+polyanthum,+uk&imgrc=vNkiSpnIJy4hdM:

Last edited: 18 May 2017 09:37:34

Plant ID

Posted: 17/05/2017 at 14:08

I iunderstand that pollen from Lilies is a problem for cats.


Pollen on fur..cats wash... poison  ingested =  dead cat


I suspect indoor lilies are the main culprit as flowers are at cat height.


http://www.cats.org.uk/wolverhampton/news/lethal-lilies

Last edited: 17 May 2017 14:08:43

A Few Photos

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 19:26

Beautiful.

Can anyone identify this?!

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 19:21

A chain saw would do it!

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