Latest posts by Wayside

1 to 10 of 206

Plant or Weed?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 05:52

(Took me a while to figure out the 'Open image in new tab' trick.  You should be able to do that on the mac: try ctrl + click.)

Crassula ID's

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 23:53

Wow +3.

Gooseberry Bush Being Eaten Alive

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 21:44

When do you start applying the solution?  And do you apply fortnightly, for the whole of summer?

Gooseberry Bush Being Eaten Alive

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 12:39

Thanks.  I've just spent a while trying to remove the critters.  They are quite camouflaged!  Is there a hope for a plant that has about 1/8 of it's leaves left?  And that's the better of the two.  I haven't dared look at the other two up the garden yet.

Last edited: 06 July 2016 12:39:42

Shrub ID wanted

Posted: 06/07/2016 at 09:42

Found in Africa, the Americas, southern Asia and Australia!  AKA the Hopbush.

It's quite interesting in colour, green at the base (or away from light), purple tips.

Shrub ID wanted

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 23:39

I think I've found it, took me a fair while looking at red leaved trees and shrubs!

Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea' , purple hopseed bush.

Searched for 'oblanceolate+purple+leaves', not sure if those leaves are oblanceolate, but I finally struck gold.

Here's a video introduction:


Last edited: 05 July 2016 23:42:33

Shrub ID wanted

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 23:23

Can anyone give me the technical name of the seed pod things? They were quite flat and appear papery.

I finding it hard to come up with search terms.

It's growing on me the more I look at it.

Gooseberry stripped

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 19:16

Thank you, damn and drat.  The buggers!  Thought I might have outfoxed them this year.  But not so...

Shrub ID wanted

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 19:10

Hi there,

I've got a shrub to ID.  I think it's a shrub, but I suppose it could be a tree, it's pot bound.

Supposedly it's not deciduous.

The seed pods/things are quite odd.

I'm sorry the pics aren't that good.


Buddleia Buzz Growing Tips

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 18:49

Funny things buddlejas, I thought as they seed and grow almost anywhere, they'd be happy in a pot, but I had one in a pot last year and it didn't do much.  I gave it roomier accommodation this year, full sun, and lots of water, and it has finally got going.

I've a load of large specimens, I was cutting back one one year and knocked the thing out the ground without much force, there didn't appear much to it.  I've pulled another this year (quite old), and it had quite a large tap root into pure chalk.  It was a struggle to remove.

I'm always surprised how much growth you get on them, in such a short period of time, they are quite miraculous.

Better half isn't a fan.  Hence I'm trying a small one in a pot.  The heavy rain in the last month did quite a bit of damage, but it's picking up.

They make late summer for me with their vivid flowers in twilight glow.  They seem to thrive on chalk.

Last edited: 05 July 2016 18:52:05

1 to 10 of 206

Discussions started by Wayside

Shrub ID wanted

Small long redish purple leaves and pink seedling things 
Replies: 5    Views: 363
Last Post: 06/07/2016 at 09:42

Gooseberry stripped

Caterpillars denude plants  
Replies: 5    Views: 251
Last Post: 05/07/2016 at 19:16

Thyme lawn

Planting advice 
Replies: 1    Views: 194
Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 09:52

Rounding up the slugs

Can I harm the birds by proxy? 
Replies: 35    Views: 1386
Last Post: 22/06/2016 at 06:16

Plants with legs

AKA: Dianthus teleportation and twilight zone. 
Replies: 27    Views: 1102
Last Post: 13/06/2016 at 11:44

Interesting Xs

Replies: 5    Views: 367
Last Post: 28/05/2016 at 15:05

Bird song is back

Replies: 22    Views: 773
Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 08:56

Turning soil, sub soil and top soil

Replies: 6    Views: 337
Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 14:01

Coppicing cherries and damsons

Is it possible? 
Replies: 3    Views: 288
Last Post: 09/03/2016 at 13:37

Hedging patience

Replies: 55    Views: 2379
Last Post: 23/03/2016 at 04:55

The kaki tree

Has anyone grown and fruited a persimmon tree? 
Replies: 13    Views: 788
Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 14:27

Worm soup

Loads of my worms died in the compost this week 
Replies: 15    Views: 1039
Last Post: 12/06/2016 at 14:42

Shooting wildlife for fun

Neighbours shooting up. 
Replies: 14    Views: 1035
Last Post: 10/10/2015 at 12:44

Sad looking Hebe

Browning of Hebe  
Replies: 0    Views: 457
Last Post: 12/08/2014 at 09:54

Silk tree in windy spot

Replies: 1    Views: 390
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 09:32
1 to 15 of 19 threads