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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.


https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@56.4195945,-3.4711758,17z


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

Last edited: 31 October 2017 09:05:52

Acers

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.


http://www.krugerpark.co.za/africa_natal_mahogany.html


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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Trichilia+emetica&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSpPSB6JPXAhVD1RoKHRe5BIYQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=759


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichilia_emetica

Last edited: 28 October 2017 18:18:05

GW 20th October

Posted: 24/10/2017 at 09:40

OK....Yes  he did say  Aster.


Quote "Until recently, Michaelmas daisies were known as asters, but their scientific name has changed, and many popular varieties are now known as Symphyotrichum."


I would have said the flowers were pale lilac with pale stamen.


As the flower ages the stamen darken..


There are hundreds of named It may be one mentioned here


http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/plant-inspiration/12-of-the-best-michaelmas-daisies-to-grow/

Last edited: 24 October 2017 09:40:29

Wishfull thinking?

Posted: 23/10/2017 at 13:12

Yes sorry I went to latest post and missed that pic.


Grass with only a little soil on top will never be happy.

Last edited: 23 October 2017 13:12:44

Wishfull thinking?

Posted: 23/10/2017 at 13:06

Just seen other pics on page 2 with narrow gap and post and wire fence.


Do what everyone else has suggested and put wooden 6ft fence up.


Then dig out  path and make a border as wide as you want and plant it up...with as many plants as you wish...even very very tall ones.


Give yourself the plants and privacy you want...it is your garden not the neighbours.

Wishfull thinking?

Posted: 23/10/2017 at 12:47

Not seeing the 4"gap


You can do what ever you want on your side of the fence.


There is nothing to stop you.


Just do not nail any wires to the wood...it belongs to your neighbour.


Nothing to stop you digging the path up.


Grass/plants will not like just 6" soil.

Last edited: 23 October 2017 12:50:11

GW 20th October

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 20:58

After planting broad beans they briefly show a pic of Tulbaghia  sp...maybe Tulbaghia.violacea...was this what you saw?


Monty goes on to clean greehouse windows.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&biw=1536&bih=759&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=tulbaghia+violacea&oq=TULBAGHIA+VIOLAC&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0l5j0i30k1l5.21090.23872.0.25270.7.7.0.0.0.0.125.683.4j3.7.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.7.682...0i67k1.0.Yz-TiHPQ1LM.

Last edited: 22 October 2017 20:58:40

Mystery fruit

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 13:13

Been thinking after rechecking your pics.


Catalpa bignonioides would  maybe be a better fit.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=catalpa+bignonioides+pods&client=firefox-b&dcr=0&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQoJuumoTXAhUMmbQKHZFFBvoQ_AUICygC&biw=1536&bih=732

Last edited: 22 October 2017 13:15:17

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