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Shrub ID please

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 19:40

We bought ours from Bluebell...description here...

Last edited: 30 May 2017 19:40:46

Shrub ID please

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 19:05

Looks like Aesculus pavia Koehnei. 

or  ........... Aesculus pavia var discolor Koehnei.    not sure which is accurate.

Last edited: 30 May 2017 19:08:21

How to import plants from France to Japan

Posted: 30/05/2017 at 09:16

I know  of nurseries in Britain that export growing plants to Japan...or use to do it.

It is a major headache/ problem.

To ensure that no pathogens are imported to Japan every tiny bit of soil has to be washed off before the plants can even be packed.It is very time comsuming. Then there is all the paper work. Not many are prepared to do it.

To bring  live plants into the UK is again extremely strict.

They have to be put into quarantine and inspected by the government people to make sure no horrible insects/diseases arrive on the plants.

In Britain Crug Farm are the only private nursery who have their own quarantine facilities.

I suspect that Botanic gardens world wide do not export the plants but exchange seeds which do not require such stringent conditions.

Identifying a rose

Posted: 29/05/2017 at 22:58

This site has some very old roses.

Click on link  for each to see dates.

What are these?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 23:08

Thank you for the new pics.

I am still puzzled.

The texture of the leaf looks very thick and it appears very extremely waxy and shiny.

Never seen a green leaf with that slash of white in the centre.

Doesn't look quite right for Vinca or Euonymus.

It is almost as if it isalso  producing white leaves with no chlorophyl....which then die.

Do stick it in a pot and see what it does!

What are these?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 19:19


Please can you add a pic to this thread..a general pic to show its growth habit.

Identification needed

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 20:21

He he!..

Yes...A Lupin AND Philadelphu sp....a double flowered shrub.

What's this?

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 09:03

Looks like Cornus alba... it will have white berries later in the year.

An ID please

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 17:04

Quote.."Actually, looking at it again maybe it's not the same 😉. i wonder if mine is a Rodgersia?"

Yes it is Patsy F!

Last edited: 26 May 2017 17:05:43

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