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Plant identification

Plant identification

Hi Gerry, I am hoping you can identify the plant in the photo. Its pale yellow flowers have just appeared. The leaves have a lovely scent when they're rubbed. It has woody stems. If I know what it is hopefully I can take care of it. 080620161, , Posted: 20/05/2017

It looks like a shrubby salvia. It has suffered some winter damage but should grow out agin soon. Plant it in a sunny spot, or if in a pot, water and feed occasionally.


Pleached trees & safe distance

Would like to install a row of pleached lime trees along the side passage of my house where there is a 1m space between boundary wall and house wall. Would buy these trees from a nursery, they are 8 foot tall at present. Is this feasible? 191020161, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 19/10/2016

One metre is possible, planted close as possible to the boundary wall, but it is a bit borderline.

Future maintenance and pruning would need to be very consistent.

  An unusual tree

An unusual tree

An unusual tree? Seems to be two species in one. Any idea what it might be. adavoyle, Roscrea, Co Tipperary Posted: 17/08/2016

The purple laburnnum is a famous intergeneric hybrid with a 'skin' of purple broom over the yellow laburnum, which sometimes breaks out. It is a curiosity, If the yellow part gets too strong, cut it out ot cut it back immediately after flowering.

  Daphne Mezereum

Daphne Mezereum "Rubra"

I bought & planted Daphne last February in the garden. It has berries, but no leaves. What is wrong with it? Will it get better? henlen, , Co Kildare Posted: 17/07/2016

It looks like it set seeds/berries and then collapsed. It is deciduous but should have leaves until autumn.

Leave it be and see what happens. 

  Tree type

Tree type

I am trying to find out the type of tree that is in a site where we are building a house. I attach a photo of it and a close up of the leaf. 170720161, Whites cross, Co Cork Posted: 17/07/2016

Look likes beech in the photograph.

  plant identification

plant identification

Could you please identify this plant. It's climbing up a sycamore tree in shade. Luna33, Coolnaboy, Co Wexford Posted: 15/07/2016

It looks like a wild privet in flower. It is not a climber but can scramble over plants.


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