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Saw this hoping someone can identify !

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 18:27

I agree with all the other comments.

I hate the variegated Fatsia..

Just added it to show you what it looks like.

Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 02/11/2017 at 16:05

Veins on Houttuynia cordata are very different. from the leaves shown.

They can be ruled out.

Last edited: 02 November 2017 16:06:56

Is this Japanese Knotweed?

Posted: 01/11/2017 at 19:34

It could well be Japanese knotweed.

But do not despair.

We had it in our old garden.

We treated it with Roundup...used as instructed. on the bottle.

It was killed after a couple of applications and in 35 years never came back.

Wait until the spring and it is growing vigorously with lots of fresh leaves/large surface area to spray. Then zap it.

Never try to weed it.. dig it out or or cut it down.. never add it to council  green waste.....even tiny bits can regrow.

It can grow through tarmac /concrete etc.

Walnut Trees Scotland

Posted: 01/11/2017 at 08:56

I cannot remember where it is but Cluny House Garden, Aberfeldy  has one...the red squirrels there eat the nuts

Well worth a visit esp in spring.

Contact John and Wendy for help.

Have you been to St Andrews Botanic Garden?

Cambo is also worth a visit.

Are you interested in growing them as a crop?

Will take at least 6 years before you get any nuts.

Walnut Trees Scotland

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 09:04

There is a wonderful old walnut tree by Marks and Spencers, Inveralmond estate.Perth.

Haven't been under it recently to see if had any nuts this year.,-3.4711758,17z

If there are nuts you could try growing your own tree.

Last edited: 31 October 2017 09:05:52


Posted: 29/10/2017 at 09:26

I would not recommend that.

Put one per pot and give them as big a pot as you can.

Squashed in together will ruin their shape.

Even dwarf Japanese maples do grow quite large over time.

Other Acers can become huge trees.

Mahogany seedlings

Posted: 28/10/2017 at 18:15

It is Trichilia emetica.

It grows to be a huge evergreen tree.

It will never survive  outside in the UK.

Be careful the seeds  the outside case is  very poisonous.


Last edited: 28 October 2017 18:18:05

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