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conifer confusion 2 of 2


I had to put this separately, something didn’t like having these pics in with the others – maybe me trying to over-fill the pot!

I’ve got no idea what kind of conifer this is;


but it seems to be having a baby

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Looks like Thuja, perhaps Thuja occidentalis. It forms quite thick, so can be used hedge in a few years/block a view/screen something. Pick off the brown bits with your hand and add some fresh soil and it will start looking better.

26 Jan, 2012


thank you Kildermorie! I'll check up full care instructions for that plant - and learn how to say it proerly, too

26 Jan, 2012


Thuja is pronounced thoo-ya


28 Jan, 2012


thanks - and there was me rhymin git with oo-jar! *s*

28 Jan, 2012


Catches everybody out Fran ;)

28 Jan, 2012


grins, one has to be right by accident sometimes - sadly this wasn't it!

28 Jan, 2012


You've got a nice selection. Sorry I can't help with their names

28 Jan, 2012


ah well, these sort of count as my "practice" plants; I'm going to have to accept that I'll lose a fair few while I'm learning to look after them properly - not to *like* it, just to accept that it's going to happen.

I have a very long list of plants that I culled from my various gardening books; I'm ging to go through it plant by plant and prune it rather severely; then I'll buy specific named varieties, rather than "conifer" from the supermarket.

28 Jan, 2012

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