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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.



Posted: 24/08/2013 at 20:01

green fingered finch...

2. I agree with nutcutlet. Salix sp. A willow.

3. Sorry I need more clues.. more pics.. flowers /fruits/seeds... anything which might help with an id.



Posted: 22/08/2013 at 13:30


I am a regular poster on other forums but seem to be having trouble here getting links to work.

Normally good old copy and paste works... but not here.

Links are so very handy . saves folk searching themselves.

Any tips please would be appreciated.

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