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Me again, had new fence put up and discovered this large tree/shrub that was originally in our garden but had vacated to the neighbouring land and was directly in line of the fencing, so stopped Ed "the fence" sawing it off and pulled gently back upright to our side a painful tearing of roots a stake to hold it in place and daily watering has I hope kept it alive. It lost many leaves ( probably as stressed image As I was) it seems to have survived but the bright red "flowers" have gone dark and the leaves turning red, had a look at two other plants on other side of fence from the same plant? And the same condition. Sooooo can you name that plant in 1? Best wishes to you, love reading all the threads now I found you, kathie



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,835

    Hi kathie. Its Rhus typhina or Stag's Horn Sumach. This is an absolute thug in the garden - suckering everywhere.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996

    Rhus typhina, Stag's Horn Sumach 

    It does migrate, suckers like mad. I doubt if you've killed it

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • May I mooch in please?

    I have two in pots waiting to go in and you're all giving me the willies! Would it be advisable to plant them up in giant pots rather than risk triffidsville?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996

    depends on your garden and your style pp. 

    But they don't look their best cooped up.

    Not something I'd choose for a small garden but maybe you have a large garden

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I have a huge garden and my style, if you could call it that, is relaxed but the thought of chasing suckers and digging them up does not appeal.

    I'll do some thinking. image

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Mine only suckered if it was under stress like the time it was blown over! Otherwise it behaved itself and was lovely. worth a go as it was a lovely tree and took pruning to shape.

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • image Thank you all, an answer yet again. Hi Ladybird, it is not the thugs that worry me, it is the dying plants due to my lack of knowledge. This garden has a wealth of planting and things are still popping up, it also has two ponds one stocked with seven fish! That the previous owner forgot to mention, the other pond is a wild one stocked with stunning plants and everything that hops, crawls, slides and slithers . I am learning , the internet is a mine of info for the ignorant like me. Well back to my lovely thug and clearing the bog area with a Huge gunnera bit frightened of it reallyimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,996

    sounds like a great place you've got there kathieimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Gunneras are great . Just leave it to die down then cover the crown in the winter with one of the dead leaves. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • JudojubJudojub Posts: 108

    OMG. Just googled Gunnera. That is one hell of a beast!image.  Dont think I could add that to my list!

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