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wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

This is growing out of the rockery. What could it be? Has quite a tough stem.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,430

    Ha ha! Its a horse chestnut tree

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967

    Haha! I'll play a game of conkers lol! But oh dear. What is it with all these trees appearing in my garden and pots. Other day you guys kindly identified a willow sapling! I do hate to throw away these gifts of nature!

  • DecepticonDecepticon Posts: 36
    wakeshine says:

    Haha! I'll play a game of conkers lol! But oh dear. What is it with all these trees appearing in my garden and pots. Other day you guys kindly identified a willow sapling! I do hate to throw away these gifts of nature!

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     I used to hate throwing away the gifts of nature too, when we used to clean industrial gutters we used to pull up some good size trees/shrubs and I took them home to plant them, turned out to be a nuisance and I soon learnt that not all of natures gifts are suitable in small gardens

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967
    imageDecepticon says:
    wakeshine says:

    Haha! I'll play a game of conkers lol! But oh dear. What is it with all these trees appearing in my garden and pots. Other day you guys kindly identified a willow sapling! I do hate to throw away these gifts of nature!

    See original post

     I used to hate throwing away the gifts of nature too, when we used to clean industrial gutters we used to pull up some good size trees/shrubs and I took them home to plant them, turned out to be a nuisance and I soon learnt that not all of natures gifts are suitable in small gardens

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    There were trees in industrial gutters? I am new to gardening and I didn't know this. Our garden isn't even that small. There might have been space for it but my dad got a huge shed installed last year. It's a big eyesore (see above) and we now regret it. Had it not been for that I could have planted all these saplings there at the back. Horse chestnut not a garden tree though is it? Would this even be allowed? Thanks for the plant ID.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Shed??? Eyesore?????? Looks like a lush shed to me! Horse chestnuts are definitely not wee dinky things.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,430

    Speaking of plants for free, I once found three germinated acorns in a Gro-bag. They are now in pots until I can find somewhere to plant them out.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967
    plant pauper says:

    Shed??? Eyesore?????? Looks like a lush shed to me! Horse chestnuts are definitely not wee dinky things.

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     Yes it is quite a nice shed but it wasn't necessary. It's so big. To the right there was a smaller broken shed on a small patio. We now wish we'd just got that fixed instead of this big one installed. I came back from work one day to find that two huge pine trees were cut down at the back to make room for this eyesore. It was such a sad sight. There were also some big bushes giving white flowers and gave a nice backdrop to the garden which has a lot of roses. It's very sad, even my dad regrets it. Anyway now I am trying to decide what to plant on the bit in front to cover the shed. More roses? Can anyone think of something that will cover it? The prunus triloba there in the picture has been take out temporarily as I planted some sunflowers on that bed. After this summer we need to find something permanent.

  • wakeshinewakeshine Posts: 967
    Ladybird4 says:

    Speaking of plants for free, I once found three germinated acorns in a Gro-bag. They are now in pots until I can find somewhere to plant them out.

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    I put some pink lady apple seeds at the side of an indoor plant pot and totally forgot about them. I'm not sure why I did that! Now some little seedlings have sprouted. Does anyone grow apple tree saplings?

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,553

    Paint that shed a colour other than 'shed orange' and it will look much better.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    You could maybe try painting it with some of the beautiful soft garden colours there are around if it offends your eye. There are soft sagey greens and chalky blues. Might tone it down a bit till you get used to it and the planting looks lovely against them.

    Somebody on here has a garden house painted in the green but I can't remember who it is. It's gorgeous!

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