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Mystery plant- friend or foe? Eat or not?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 16:23

Sorry, but it does not look like deadly nightshade.

'A tall, stout, often downy bushy perennial 2 - 6ft high, with broad, pointed oval stalked leaves, and at their base solitary large drooping bell-shaped, dull purple flowers.  Fruit a glossy black berry, the size of a small cherry, surrounded by the broad calyx-lobes.  Often confounded with the smaller Woody Nightshade.'

'Woody Nightshade, clambering or prostrate, weakly twining.  Flowers with conspicuous central column of yellow anthers. Fruit an egg-shaped berry, green then yellow and finally red.'  I have paraphrased, it is easy to look up.

It is poisonous, but not nearly as much so as deadly nightshade which is typically found on chalk.

Weeds growing through weed fabric and gravel

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:49

You did destroy all the weeds before you laid it, didn't you?  If not the weeds will grow through.

Does anyone know what plant this is? :/

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 14:47

If it's a Clivia it should be out of direct sunlight or the leaves will be damaged.  Can't quite see what it is.


Posted: 10/07/2013 at 12:10

Autumn is the best time to move shrubs and trees.

Can I prune a Ginko Tree?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 12:06

Please don't try to grow it in a pot.  Plant it in the soil or if you haven't enough room, buy one for  the council for a park or give one to a friend who will appreciate it.  They grow slowly, but they do eventually reach 100ft.

They are very rewarding and attractive, but don't stunt a tree to help you through a bad time!

Cotoneaster Horizontalis removal

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 10:03

Cyantist, pesticides kill pests, not plants!  You need a herbicide. But it is not the solution I would use.

As this is such a nice shrub, couldn't you cut back the branches that are in the way?  Cut them back to the main stem.

greenhouse leaks

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 09:54

Garjobo, was it you that posted a series of photos on YouTube?  If it was, several posters wondered if you had constructed the greenhouse correctly.  If it wasn't I apologise!!

If there are lips in the top rail the glass usually has to slot in so that water cannot get in.  Is it upside down?

Strangled tree

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:13

Depending on the rootstock it may be the tree needs a support throughout its life.  You may need to replace the strap, but obviously not with one that harms the tree.

our bitch is ruining the lawn .... any ideas?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:09

Depending on her age, perhaps you can train her to wee on a gravel patch. Or put her on a lead when she goes out, so she goes where you want her to.

Leaf changes

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:07

I think the air is too dry for them.  Do you spray the leaves with water?  

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