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Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 12:44

I go with nutcutlet... Salix sp.

Notice the big  buds already .. waiting to burst open next spring.

acer care

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:03

I would recommend doing it once the leaves have dropped.... yet asap after that before soil gets too cold.

The tree will carry on growing new roots even without leaves on.

Water it  in... don't rely on rain too do  it.

Bay berries

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:14

Quote wiki...


"Unlike the rest of the plant, which is poisonous, the cherries are edible, although rather bland and with a somewhat astringent flavour compared to the fruit of apricots, true cherries, plums, and peaches, to which it is related."

What tree is this?

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:11

Definitely Escallonia sp.

Trailing plant for chimney pot.

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 18:05

I once visited a posh stately home.

In a very old urn they had planted Lysimachia nummularia 'Aurea"

It looked really good!



Posted: 30/08/2013 at 15:31

Maybe someone in your neighbourhood has one as well.


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 12:45

Akebia quinata has male flowers and female flowers.


Female flowers...


Male flowers of white Akebia...


To get the seed pods/fruits you need 2 clones to get cross pollination.




Posted: 27/08/2013 at 13:07

This link shows Corylus avellana Contorta... twisted hazel.

 It has been grafted on to  Corylus avellana... common hazel.

It shows the suckers....(straight branches) which are from are the common hazel  and must always be removed.




Posted: 26/08/2013 at 13:24

Not familiar with Calycanthus floridus Michael Lindsey... could be tricky trying work our which it is.


Quote from above...


'Michael Lindsey' - Very fragrant red-brown flowers. Habit is dense,   compact and rounded (6' to 10' tall). Excellent shiny, dark green foliage and   golden yellow fall color. Considered the finest red-flowered form.


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