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Auditing My Garden (week 2)


By pamsco


Hi All,

I have now had my garden for 2 weeks.

I have worked out the sun distribution over a day – some areas have sun from dawn to dusk others are limited due to tall hedges. So I have found lots of interesting plants that I need to identfy, some may be considered weeds! I’m on a steep learning curve!

  1. is this an invasive plant?

  1. What are these pretty berries – are they poisonous?
  1. What is in this tangle? I see hawthorn but not sure what the climber is?

A few more to come later!

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Hi pamsco, picture no.3 is the three-lobed seed capsule of Ceanothus (Californian Lilac). These are not poisonous :-))

1 Sep, 2010


Oooh I wondered what that was as I hadn't seen it flower.

1 Sep, 2010


I love them :-))

1 Sep, 2010


Hmm, not sure I can see any Hawthorn in the last one but I can see a variegated Euonymus 'Silver Queen' and a Clematis alpina/macropetala clambering over it.

The top picture has two plants in it. There are the seed heads of what look like one of the weed Grounsels, possibly Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) or Sticky Groundsel (Senecio squalidus). The pink flower with it is another plant, looks like somesort of Lychnis.

1 Sep, 2010


the hawthorn is on the right hand side peeping through there is quite a big bush next door.

hmm hadn't looked closely enough at the first plants to see they were different plants.

Thanks all

2 Sep, 2010

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