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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.


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 13:27

Sorry posted answer above.. went to add a link and message lost.

Hi Addict,

I am 99.9% sure that the leaves in pic one match Clethra.

There are several sp.

If you Google "Clethra leaves" you will see what I mean.

I tried to add it as a link last time... and messed up! 


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 10:26






Posted: 22/08/2013 at 10:19

Looks like Dombeya wallichii.




Posted: 22/08/2013 at 09:11

Hi Nutcutlet.

How kind... thank you!

Moved home from South Wales to Perthshire Scotland.

All very traumatic

Homeless for nearly 2 months whilst all legal side to get sorted

Computer now connected.

Normal service almost resumed!

House still full of packing cases.


Posted: 22/08/2013 at 08:52

1. Not a tree.

Not a juvenile tree. 

Leaves and flowers are completely wrong for a Horse chestnut!

It is a late flowering shrub called Clethra.

It should have a spike of flowers on the end of every branch.

A nice shrub.

I like them.


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 09:12

Sookie, when searching on www try using sites that you hope will be accurate... eg.RHS, Kew, Universities.


Google brings up  pictures by amateurs as well and can be misleading on occassions.



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