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  Topic: Another frost victim ? Pittosporum "Silver Queen"
iplogger1

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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 8:26 am   Subject: Another frost victim ? Pittosporum "Silver Queen"
I'm just going through the shrubs which "bit the dust" (to use an unfortunate phrase) over the frosty winter.

We have several bedding shrubs in a bed of pea gravel.
Some Phormia seem to ...
  Topic: Eye catching shrub - need identification
iplogger1

Replies: 9
Views: 16534

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:35 pm   Subject: Eye catching shrub - need identification
Many thanks for ID'ing this Roisin and James.

I think my photo was slightly oversharpened. I don't think it was accidentally
treated with weedkiller.

All the best - thanks for the great forum. ...
  Topic: Eye catching shrub - need identification
iplogger1

Replies: 9
Views: 16534

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:51 pm   Subject: Eye catching shrub - need identification
I've managed to photograph the unknown shrub in a pea gravel bed in my garden. The size of it should be fairly clear from the photo. Our one has turned more purplish/red at this time of year. It had t ...
  Topic: Eye catching shrub - need identification
iplogger1

Replies: 9
Views: 16534

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 6:50 am   Subject: Eye catching shrub - need identification
Hi Jenny,

I ran out of daylight to go out and photograph our own one yesterday and I am in a little rush today as going on hols for a week. I would estimate it occupies around 9-11 inch diameter in ...
  Topic: Eye catching shrub - need identification
iplogger1

Replies: 9
Views: 16534

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:44 pm   Subject: Eye catching shrub - need identification
Hi GPI,

Thanks for that.

I'm not 100% convinced it is Ajuga variety. I found the image on
http://alderhousegardencentre.com/shrubs_ireland.html
it is shown on the sidebar of shrubs L-P - Ajug ...
  Topic: Eye catching shrub - need identification
iplogger1

Replies: 9
Views: 16534

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:01 pm   Subject: Eye catching shrub - need identification
We have some of the species (see link to photo below) in our shrub beds.
I found a photo on a garden centre website but they haven't labelled the shrub type or family.

Anyone care to identify it ? ...
  Topic: Damp grass - ride on mower bag not filling
iplogger1

Replies: 1
Views: 5577

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 11:02 pm   Subject: Damp grass - ride on mower bag not filling
I attempted to cut the front lawn this evening as it had remained dry for a while. However, a 15-20min shower occurred while I was only 5 mins into cutting (using a Castlegarden/Yamaha branded tractor ...
  Topic: Irish native willow trees, Goat, Grey, Bay and Eared willows
iplogger1

Replies: 15
Views: 104386

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:51 pm   Subject: Irish native willow trees, Goat, Grey, Bay and Eared willows
Here are two images of cuttings from the two willow (?) bushes.
The first one appears to have some immature fruit which is attached
to the rear spine of the leaf.
The leaves of the second variety ...
  Topic: Irish native willow trees, Goat, Grey, Bay and Eared willows
iplogger1

Replies: 15
Views: 104386

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:07 pm   Subject: Irish native willow trees, Goat, Grey, Bay and Eared willows
I should clarify : Those photos are of those 2 species I mentioned ( I didn't take those photos). I am just wondering if those particular species of willow are very common in Irish hedgerows and scrub ...
  Topic: Irish native willow trees, Goat, Grey, Bay and Eared willows
iplogger1

Replies: 15
Views: 104386

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:21 am   Subject: Irish native willow trees, Goat, Grey, Bay and Eared willows
I have a slightly opportunistic query about wild willow species for the gurus Wink ....

In country hedgerows and near bogs and scrub I've noticed a more abundent crop of other types of willow (I thin ...
  Topic: Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash?
iplogger1

Replies: 5
Views: 10701

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:10 am   Subject: Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash?
Just revisiting something I mentioned when discussing the golden ash tree. I have realised that the very attractive (to me anyway) tree/shrub which I noticed in a nearby garden in late summer/early au ...
  Topic: Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash?
iplogger1

Replies: 5
Views: 10701

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 4:35 pm   Subject: Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash?
Thanks GPI.
Yes it is a newly planted tree in our garden. Before it came into leaf
I was speculating it might have been Salix Alba / White Willow on account
of the bark colour but I was intrigued w ...
  Topic: Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash?
iplogger1

Replies: 5
Views: 10701

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 2:48 pm   Subject: Yellowish bark , leaves like common ash?
[img]Hi,

Can anyone ID this tree ?
It has pinnate leaves and budding/flowering features which look
extraordinary like a common ash. However, it has a fairly distinct
smooth yellow/orange bark.
...
  Topic: Tree identification anyone, park in Dublin?
iplogger1

Replies: 7
Views: 11848

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:47 pm   Subject: Tree identification anyone, park in Dublin?
Funny - When I saw that picture I also thought it might be St Anne's park
but I do know the park in Ringsend you have shown.

I have good memories of St Anne's park - cross country running on
Tue ...
  Topic: Spring watch - trees coming into leaf
iplogger1

Replies: 2
Views: 7046

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:44 pm   Subject: Spring watch - trees coming into leaf
Wow - fantastic and informative (even entertaining) article GPI !
I hadn't heard that folklore about oak before ash before !

I've been trying to keep an eye out for willows coming into leaf.
Sali ...
 
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