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RE: Gardening

#121 by signman ( deleted ) , Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:17 am

Anyone know what these cream fluffy things are.

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RE: Gardening

#122 by Voltman , Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:05 am

Signman, here are some possibilities, though not very good.
Some I found have vertical flowers and many are pointed and called "Bottlebrush"
These are the ones I think most likely to be a match.


Buddleja Davidii 'Peace'
Vigorous deciduous, arching shrub.
Long, pointed, dark green leaves,
white-felted beneath, set off long
plumes of fragrant, white flowers from
mid-summer to autumn.
Quite tall at about 15ft.
http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/plant-budd...vidii-3171.aspx


Prunus Laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
Evergreen, very dense shrub. has
upright, narrow, glossy, dark green
leaves, spikes of white flowers in late
spring, followed by cherry-
like, red, then black, fruits.
About 4ft tall
http://www.gardensandplants.com/uk/plant.aspx?plant_id=2645

Whilst seraching the web for pictures of the two I found in a book, I came across this...
Canadian Laurel, looks just like your photo, but I can't find anymore information on it.
It could be that it has been misnamed but it's leaves do appear to be Laurel (Bay)
http://www.growsonyou.com/gardening/slid...158375?o=latest

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RE: Gardening

#123 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:16 am

Thanks VM I would say Canadian Laurel looks to be the nearest, I'm going to see if one of the gardeners can tell me(if I can find one)

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RE: Gardening

#124 by Voltman , Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:34 am

Signman,
Is this it? i didn't think the leaves were right.
I took this on Sunday at a garden party but didn't get chance to ask what it is.
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RE: Gardening

#125 by signman ( deleted ) , Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:46 am

That's the one VM, just took another photo, there are about 20 gardeners looking after the gardens and I couldn't find one,must be all hiding behind the bushes.

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RE: Gardening

#126 by Voltman , Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:21 pm

The people who's garden it is in say they call it a Hebe.
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RE: Gardening

#127 by Deleted User , Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:12 pm

He be s come in diffent colours,I had a lovely purple and white one down my last allotments but the rabbits ate it.


RE: Gardening

#128 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:27 pm

Well done Volty it's called a Hebe Snowdrift.


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RE: Gardening

#129 by Deleted User , Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:39 pm

My small vrggie plot needs some of this.

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RE: Gardening

#130 by Deleted User , Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:22 am

Broadies,peas and runner beans all coming on well.


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RE: Gardening

#131 by Deleted User , Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:26 am

Do you like my windmill ?

£1.99 from The works...............it has done a good job so far


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RE: Gardening

#132 by phil ( deleted ) , Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:49 am

I thought it was a flower.

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RE: Gardening

#133 by Deleted User , Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:05 pm

If onlyPhil,I could make a fortune.



RE: Gardening

#134 by Voltman , Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:55 am

I know I go on a bit about sunflowers but consider this...
You take a Sunflower seed, which looks like some tiny stripey chip of flint from the stone age, and push it down about 4" into some soil.
Wait 10 weeks and you have a 6ft tall plant with a 1" diameter stalk topped with a dinner plate size flower that will feed a colony of bees for a fortnight.
Then it produces a bunch of new seeds to start the whole thing over again next year and, or, to feed the birds, whichever.

Don't you think it is amazing how much material comes from this single seed? I certainly do. This to me is a perfect example of the miracle of nature.
I can stand in dirt in the sunshine and I don't grow at all, I know, I've tried it.
The Sunflower grows, it gives and then it dies, retuning everything it has taken out back to the soil, with a little sunshine thrown in as interest. If only people were the same.
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RE: Gardening

#135 by Deleted User , Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:21 pm

The birds love those later in the season



   

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