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Growing => Identification => Topic started by: Alex_ on April 15, 2020, 09:30:32 pm

Title: what is this plant please?
Post by: Alex_ on April 15, 2020, 09:30:32 pm
Hi,
What is this? I think it might be a tree but i am not sure.
Thank you for any help
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: arobwk on April 15, 2020, 09:42:35 pm
Tough one so early in spring growth, but I'm going to place a 10 penny bet on it being some sort of willow !?







Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Anke on April 15, 2020, 09:50:18 pm
Hydrangea?
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: arobwk on April 15, 2020, 10:10:47 pm
Hydrangea?


Naagh !  But now it is really worth a 10p bet because you had me wondering a moment, but I'm still saying willow  :) .
A week or so will confirm. 
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Fleecewife on April 15, 2020, 11:38:52 pm
It's a 'wait and see' plant - wait until it does something like flower, then see what it is.
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: chrismahon on April 16, 2020, 06:48:32 am
We have wild plum and damson here and the leaves look very similar- that's my 10p guess.
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Post by: Possum on April 16, 2020, 07:54:08 am
Buddleia?
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Alex_ on April 16, 2020, 09:50:32 am
Thanks for the ideas. Guess I will wait and see before I pull it or not.
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Post by: doganjo on April 16, 2020, 04:56:45 pm
My 10p guess is elder  :coat:
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: arobwk on April 17, 2020, 04:32:38 pm
Buddleia?

My resolve is weakened by your suggestion Possum (& your's chrismahon), but this far on with a 10p bet there's no going back.   :)
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: macgro7 on April 17, 2020, 06:37:12 pm
Buddleia?
That's what I thought but would rather vote for hydrangea .
You cant be sure from the picture I'm afraid.
I can be sure that the goats would eat it in no time  ;D
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: arobwk on May 13, 2020, 04:26:02 pm
Any chance of photographic update @Alex_  ??

(I need to know whether I ought, perhaps, budget for a pay-out on 10p bets.  LOL)
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: doganjo on May 13, 2020, 09:24:54 pm
I've had another look at it and come to the conclusion it's hydrangea - one reason is that my friend says they are very easy to propagate - so it's probably self seeded.  I'm going to take a bit off my huge hydrangea at the front door and  try it
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Alex_ on May 19, 2020, 09:53:56 am
It hasn't done a lot but it is in an unused bed (disappointing germination rates this year)
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Anke on May 19, 2020, 02:16:56 pm
Oh well, it is a goat willow after all....
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: arobwk on May 19, 2020, 07:44:33 pm
Oh well, it is a goat willow after all....

Mmm - willow is indeed looking quite probable  :)
I wouldn't say conclusive yet, but I do have my calculator out to tot up potential winnings:  so that would be 10p x ....    :fc:   :D
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Womble on May 20, 2020, 07:56:45 am
Oh well, it is a goat willow after all....


You mean "false blueberry"?  ;D
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Alex_ on May 20, 2020, 11:12:20 am
Thanks everyone. It will probably get pulled soon. When i can find the time.
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: Anke on May 20, 2020, 11:42:13 am
Oh well, it is a goat willow after all....


You mean "false blueberry"?  ;D
Indeed, I have got my own little "I don't know what it will be I will just leave it in a pot until I can see...) false-blueberry-turned-goat-willow on my greenhouse potting bench...
Title: Re: what is this plant please?
Post by: arobwk on May 20, 2020, 03:29:35 pm
Thanks everyone. It will probably get pulled soon. When i can find the time.
If you leave pulling it very much longer Alex_ you will end up having to expend more time getting it out!  I'm sure other posters will agree and are already checking their purses for a 10p coin  :D :D