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Shrub ID on vaguest description

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alex Brenton 19 hours ago. 7 Replies

Anybody any clues as to possible identitification of this shrub which was described to me with little information...they didn't think to take a photo.Overall 2m high and spread unobservable. In…Continue

Tree ID?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baker Jul 3. 18 Replies

Any ideas out there? I have a suspicion which I will keep to myself for now.…Continue

Weird Worm ID?

Started this discussion. Last reply by phil meads May 25. 3 Replies

I was in an area I had cleared…Continue

Fertiliser for Vegetables 6-9-6

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Cox May 22. 8 Replies

I use 6-9-6 preseeding fertiliser for new lawns. Any problems using this on a vegetable patch? And is the same sort of rate, (I use about 40g/m2) about right, too little or too much?Continue

 

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Alex Brenton replied to John Baker's discussion Shrub ID on vaguest description
"Escalonia family? Always amazed how unobservant customers are. Always seem to say it had a daisy flower. Just had a customer telling me about this amazing 'GRASS' they had seen in a garden. Turned out it was a Gaura."
19 hours ago
John Baker replied to John Baker's discussion Shrub ID on vaguest description
""Yes I think you may be right! Didnt think it was a climber 'cos of where it was.""
22 hours ago
John Baker replied to John Baker's discussion Shrub ID on vaguest description
"Anyone for Tropaeolum speciosum ? will send the details to my interrogator. would have expected the flower to draw more comment"
yesterday
John Baker replied to John Baker's discussion Shrub ID on vaguest description
"They had cameras...just didn't think. They have just sent me a pic of shrivelled leaf which is surprisingly small for the alleged size "
yesterday
Daniel Goree replied to John Baker's discussion Shrub ID on vaguest description
"Good idea"
yesterday

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Paul McNulty replied to John Baker's discussion Shrub ID on vaguest description
"I think we should all chip in and send them back to the NT garden, with a £2 disposable camera! Surely there must be a contact for the gardens they could ask, and probably get through to the head gardener with a bit of begging?"
yesterday
Philip Seabrook replied to John Baker's discussion Shrub ID on vaguest description
"Hibiscus?"
yesterday
John Baker posted a discussion

Shrub ID on vaguest description

Anybody any clues as to possible identitification of this shrub which was described to me with little information...they didn't think to take a photo.Overall 2m high and spread unobservable. In flower at the moment and was coral coloured. Light green leaf, which drew attention of observer to the plant, was shaped like a daisy flower, 3 evenly sized upper lobes smaller than 3 evenly sized lower lobes. Overall size of each leaf in the region of 50mm/2in.Was spotted in Mount Stewart Gardens, (NT…See More
yesterday
John Baker replied to Mike Goodman's discussion Baby Safe Garden Area
"Honey bees can't get the nectar from red clover for physical reasons, but bumble bees which tend to be solitary can. Honey bees go for white clover "
Thursday
John Baker replied to Mike Goodman's discussion Baby Safe Garden Area
"Try Lolium perenne or something similar. There's a fair bit of research been carried out on it and it's harmless if eaten. Quite easy to maintain too I am told."
Jul 23
John Baker replied to mark thomas's discussion Strimming long grass ?
"+1 for the blade"
Jul 21
John Baker replied to Gary RK's discussion Tyre sealant for ride-ons, ATM/ATV's
"Had forgotten that. When I first had the Etesia, often found front tyres flat on trailer. Put it down to lateral shake when moving between sites, breaking the tubeless seal, so I had inner tubes put in early on. Very easy to change front tyres..just…"
Jul 20
John Baker replied to Neil Petrie BSc Landscape Mgt's discussion Mauyama hedge cutters - any experience or thoughts?
"Ok, call me ignorant or stupid, but following links from this I find several machines feature 'reverse start', both hedgetrimmers and brushcutters. I haven't a baldy notion what this means....can anyone enlighten me?"
Jul 20
John Baker replied to Jez Young's discussion Unsolicited advice,from passers by on a bad day.
"It can be a fine distinction: Unsolicited Advice Giving Free Advice"
Jul 19
John Baker replied to Andrew Baker's discussion We are no longer using commercial weed killers
"1. The quantities used in amenity horticulture are a drop in the ocean compared to commercial and agricultural use. 2. Professionals in the amenity sector should apply chemicals efficiently as they should have both the training and the financial…"
Jul 19
John Baker replied to Gary RK's discussion Tyre sealant for ride-ons, ATM/ATV's
"Regularly got punctures in front wheels of ride-on (Etesia). Eventually got the front wheels 'solid filled' and the problem is (obviously) gone. Cost a few bob, they are fairly heavy and I notice there is faster wear on the tyres, but well…"
Jul 19

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Ashfield Landscapes
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02892692345
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jscbni@aol.com
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Operate in west Co Down, roughly 10 miles either side of the A1 between Newry and Belfast.
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Landscaper, Designer, Domestic Garden Maintenance, Commercial Grounds/Garden Maintenance
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