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this is my first pic upload ,this tree is to be re-positioned for patio etc but i dont know wotitis if u can id it i can do the job properly OR Kate can that is image it looks quite a delicate tree and is only about 2 and a half feet tall but quite a nice pale eucalyptusy colour,cheers alan

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    Not sure Alan - looks alarmingly like a salix (willow) of some kind to me, but given that there's some 400 different types .............  

    and it might be something else entirely  - it is a bit blurry - any chance of a clearer pic a bit closer up?

    But the uploading is brilliant image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    cheers matey uploading might be great now but phone camera begins with cra- but it was leaning out of the window ill get Kate to do a better one and this tree is only 2 feet from the footings,cheers

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    I might be wrong Alan - don't panic yet image ............. and don't lean too far out of the window!!!

    It's pretty blustery here and has turned cooler - what's it like with you on the coast?

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,473

    Hi Alan, I've run it through some free software (Irfanview) and auto-adjusted the colours to try and make it a bit clearer:

     

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    Could it be an olive?  If not, then I agree with Dove - a willow of some kind.  If you didn't add the support Alan, then it must be something bought in rather than blown-in! image

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    Olive - there's a thought ...  think I'd pot it up and wait and see what happens image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,713

    Looks a bit like the ornamental pear - Pyrus salicifolius. It's a very pretty small tree - gets to a few metres or so  height and spread but you can prune it. I had one in a previous garden image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,230

    Could be Fg. I don't think it's a willow

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,569

    AH NOW THEN the seller said he had an olive in the garden and this is the only one looking like this, so maybe a big pot and see wot happens then thats good advise folks many thanks for that, iv never heard of irfanview Bob looks worth having ,and the weather ere has gone miserable and the heatings just got switched up a bit,roast chicken and a bottle obeer  for dinner, many thanks, Alanimage

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    Well, it's an olive then image

    That's two of you having roast chicken - and yours is nearest to us Alan ........... Chardonnay, Beaujolais or both? 

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    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • BookertooBookertoo Posts: 1,306

    Do not be tempted to put this tree into a very big pot to start with.  Plants dislike being over potted - something big enough to take the roots with some compost around them, it will do well.   You could use the root fungus mycorrhiza too to help the roots develop well.

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