Ichabod is itchy

September 4, 2006

Name that tree

Filed under: Uncategorized — by ichabodisitchy @ 6:58 pm

Part of the process of moving house, I’ve been told, is making your mark on the garden. So I dutifully spent all day yesterday pulling up weeds and preparing beds for planting of spring bulbs. Unfortunately I am no gardener and part of the problem is that I really have no idea what any plants are. I can identify one of the trees in our garden (a weeping willow– easy to spot). But we have another one– currently known as the yellow flower tree– which I am struggling to identify. Here are a couple of pics– any clues?

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4 Comments »

  1. no idea what it is but it’s lovely 😀

    Comment by James — September 5, 2006 @ 11:41 am |Reply

  2. YOu know, Sian, I am reading your blog from the most recent down (catching up from my holiday), so I am still reeling from your recent post about your friend.

    However, pulling myself together, your comments remind me very much of when I moved to my present house, after most of my life spent in flats or in a house where my dad was the gardener.

    I went to bookshops to find a gardening book on “what to do if you have just aquired a garden but haven’t a clue about plants”. Unfortunately, one did not exist. All the books seem to be about creating a garden from scratch.

    I know not much about gardening, learning stuff by trial and error over the years. The most useful tip I can think of is that when you go to a garden centre, the plants you can buy are “in season”, i.e. the time they sell them coincides with the right time of year to plant them. Doesthis sound blindingly obvious? Took me years (literally) to work it out, I used to pore over gardening books to try to work out what to plant when and then go off to look for the darn things. The empirical truth of my tip was a real time-saver!

    I also was told by my Dad that if you prune plants when the sap is not rising (ie in autumn or winter) they won’t die as they are dormant anyway. Not sure if this is actually the case (my experience is mixed) but I pass it on for what it is worth.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Web editor — September 9, 2006 @ 7:29 pm |Reply

  3. d41d8cd98f00b20

    Comment by John Smit Jr. — December 10, 2006 @ 11:46 pm |Reply

  4. weed

    Comment by Anonymous — September 1, 2009 @ 3:16 am |Reply


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