Silver surfer

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Can anyone identify this?!

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:53

Maybe....Carex testacea?

Blue flower identity

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 16:23

Sorry not Allium it is definitely Scilla nutcutlet mentioned.

Last edited: 15 May 2017 16:27:42

Blue flower identity

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 14:14

By the way..

It does not come from Peru.

It is named after a ship!

Acer Trompenburg vs Seiryu

Posted: 15/05/2017 at 13:46

The University of British Columbia  Maple forum has many expert maple enthusiasts.

There is a photo library of many may help you make a decision.

We grew many named Acers...Seiryu was a favourite.



Check out my pics ..

Last edited: 15 May 2017 13:49:38

Can anyone identify this plant/ivy?

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 15:59


It may well depend on where you live...whether soil is acid or not./sun or shade.

I can only speak from expereience.

We grow several beautiful  named Lamium without any problem.

The yellow archangel we inherited..... Left alone it spread to form a patch maybe 20ft across...nothing elso grew there.

Plantlife also concider it to be a problem. See...

Quote link above...

"An invasive, non-native plant.This innocent looking relative of the dead-nettles produces spreading stems (stolons) with beautifully variegated leaves and spikes of yellow flowers. It’s very common as a garden plant and widely sold.

What's the problem?

Once this species gets into the wild, it rapidly spreads and carpets the floor to the exclusion of other plants. The smallest stolon fragment with just one pair of leaves can grow into a new colony, and stolons break readily if the plant is pulled up. It’s usually found in shady habitats such as woodland edges, hedgerows, roadside banks and stream sides. It is increasing rapidly in the wild and beginning to impact sites at which species of conservation interest grow; in a recent survey it was found at the majority of Spreading Bellflower Campanula patula sites visited.

Rapid Risk Assessment

***** Critical RiskThis species is listed on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act in England and Wales therefore, it is also an offence to plant or otherwise cause to grow these species in the wild."


Some plants sold by nurseries are  very invasive wild flowers...sadly it doesn't make it right to sell them..

Last edited: 14 May 2017 16:04:40

ID for young shrub, please.

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 13:51
Dovefromabove says:

What problems are you having Silver Surfer?

I don't have a problem adding links on here 

I just cut and paste them and as long as you hit the space bar after pasting the link goes live.  

See original post



It works. Brilliant...many thanks Dovefromabove.

I really missed the links to illustrate my answers!

Last edited: 14 May 2017 13:53:19

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