Silver surfer

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Looking for a 'fast' growing Yew tree (Taxus)

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:33

Agree... it will not be in your life time that you will be able to harvest any useable timber.

The greenery can be hard pruned.

Chris, what do you need the wood for?

Can anyone tell me what this shrub might be?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:09


Agree about the Choisya.

Sorry to disagree Salino

Clipped shrub to left in both pics...  cannot be Lilac.. Syringa is not evergreen.

Pittosporum tobira variegatum  has much larger leaves.Rounded, slightly recurved.

I would need to see good close ups of other shrubs to suggest what they are.

Can anyone tell me what this shrub might be?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 16:55

The Pittosporum is the one with green  leaves edged white in centre of pic 2.

The one  referred  to in pic 1 to left of bench, clipped ... need a good close up to show details to even begin to id it.

Blind bulbs

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 14:18

Try digging oneor two up.

Check for firmness.

Cut in half and check for maggots.

We had this problem but it was caused by very healthy  bulbs just being too congested.

They needed lifting and replanting with more room.

Small evergreen shrubs/ small plants

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 13:21

My pleasure.

A pic is so much easier to id any plant.

Yes. Grow both these plants.

Evergreen shrubs are very useful in any garden.


The Gaultheria procumbens spreads and never grows more than a few inches tall.

Pieris get taller.

Hope you have acidic soil.

Loking for a Fuchsia

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 14:51

There are 3 others listed.

 Maybe they do mail order on the RHS link above by nutcutlet.

Just type in the name.


Loking for a Fuchsia

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 12:51

The RHS Plant Finder list ...Little Brook Fuchsias as selling Fuchsia "Dorothy"

It is in Aldershot which is not too far from you.


Cephalanthus occidentalis (Button willow, Honeyballs)

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 17:31

Yes we grow it.

Not spectacular.But interesting.

Needs moist soil.


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