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spiracles
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Pot invader Reply with quote

This started growing in a pot that was lying around with compost in it. It's pretty sturdy, wondering if it is a tree:





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a Salix sp.
A gift from the birds?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its got a red stem so could it be a dogwood, where is silver surfer gone when we need her.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Its got a red stem so could it be a dogwood, where is silver surfer gone when we need her.


I am here!

Sorry Greengage...but...
Cornus leaves are opposite on a twig...most of the time.
Cornus leaves are a different shape...fatter.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=CORNUS+ALBA+SIBIRICA+LEAVES&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMItOqOpPHJyAIVBbgaCh3rLAum&biw=1536&bih=728

I stick with a weedy willow...Salix.
Leaves alternate on a twig.
Buds very typical of a willow.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=salix+red+twig&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMIpN6vm_LJyAIVCgMaCh3r1AnR&biw=1536&bih=728
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dam,, Have a look at the daisy flower up last week I thought it was shasta daisy cannot spell the latin name without looking it up.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Dam,, Have a look at the daisy flower up last week I thought it was shasta daisy cannot spell the latin name without looking it up.
Ps welcome back.


Hi Greengage.
Thanks,.... but I haven't been away.
Been dropping in regularly to see what is happening
Its been rather quiet of late

Looked at white daisy.....white daisies are hard.....don't have enough knowledge to offer accurate opinion.... so stayed shtum...sorry!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any chance it is a Portuguese Laurel?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing sorry but your out of your depth with your woman here, you will learn.
The trick is to get your speak in before her and see if your right. She has not been wrong yet.... .
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiracles wrote:
Is there any chance it is a Portuguese Laurel?


Err! Sorry spiracles. Not a chance!!! Not even a tiny one!

Definitely not Prunus lusitanica ...commonly known as Portuguese laurel.

Maybe you haven't realised that Portuguese laurel has large, deep green, extremely glossy leaves that are EVERGREEN......the leaves stay on all through even the coldest winter...remaining large, deep green and extremely glossy.

The plant in your pot is deciduous...ie as winter comes the leaves turn yellow and drop off. Next spring the buds will grow to produce new leaves.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=prunus+lusitanica&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAWoVChMI5sCAksbMyAIVEg0aCh3pIwf4&biw=1536&bih=728#tbm=isch&q=prunus+lusitanica+leaves
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