Discussion in 'suburban75' started by mrs quoad, Apr 14, 2011.
Isn't that an elderberry? Sambucus nigra ?
It's that ^^ GG
Yep - hydrangea quercifolia, aka oak leaf hydrangea. This is the only one I grow although I am thinking they may sit well in the wood.
I saw that in a garden last year without flowers and couldn't pin it down - the leaves are so different from the other species ...
Picked this on a ride, think it's wild thyme? Smelled amazing when I plucked it.
I think that's oregano, in fact I'm sure it is. Lovely flowers.
A google tells me your right, I want more now
I might plant some wild garlic and oregano around the wasteground at the back of my flats, see what happens.
I found a big patch growing on the local cycle path - unfortunately it's in prim dog walking territory
I mis-remembered the leafshape, so thought I'd found an outcrop of the swine cress - until I saw the flowers - so I'm assuming it might be in the geraniaceae or Lamiaceae.
I have sinusitis, but no noticeable minty or herb robert stink ...
The leaves are very rosettey ...
Next time I go to Screwfix I'll get a closer look at the flowers.
identify wildflowers online suggested erodium circutarium ..
erodium rosette - Google Search
I think it probably is erodium circutarium - common storksbill.
erodium circutarium - Google Search
I hope I remember to return as the seeds ripen.
Erodium cicutarium - Wikipedia
I've found a reference to the seedpods being used in hygrometers and weather indicators. I may have to try this - and perhaps a pinecone - I'm not sure the seaweed thing is more than a myth ...
Apparently, black forest weather houses use catgut.
This appeared in one of the beds at work - thinking about it, perhaps it came with the bark mulch - it doesn't appear to have a noticeable perfume ... being autumn flowering, I imagine it would have to be woodland edge or otherwise very oopportunistic ...
identify wildflowers online suggested scilla - but Googling suggested the flowers are on a spray rather than hyacinth-like ...
A bush about 8ft tall, white flowers in spring, I took this photo (of the berries) in mid August. I'm pretty sure it's inedible, although the leaves are currant-like, but the berries are not translucent enough to be redcurrants.
Eta: Pic of flowers, taken mid May.
They look edible to me
Do the leaves have a curranty smell ?
guelder rose - viburnum opulus
That's the one! I had a vague idea it was this, but forgot what it was called. Not related to the redcurrant family then. Wiki says you can eat the berries (made into jelly), but they're mildly toxic so don't eat too much or you'll get V & D. And that the bark is used for reducing smooth muscle tightness (it's also known as Cramp Bark).
No idea what this beautiful flower is, anyone?
I think that's a Toad Lily, in English anyway. They come in different shapes but that definitely looks like one.
I could even check with a google image search, but I like living on the edge
We have a winner!
I've also posted this on a mushroom site ... sadly I very much doubt it's "chicken of the woods" - though I'm almost certain I saw a prime example of that on a nearby fallen oak log several years ago - albeit didn't stop to take a photo until it was past its best :-
This is also on oak - a healthy one this time.
It's thick, evenly orange and rubbery.
Hmm the first one looks like a sad old chicken off the woods to me. Why do you doubt it?
I don't doubt it - not after seeing a lot of videos recently.
What is this bush/tree/plant?
It's the second, tangerine, rubbery one I saw today
You should be okay then gentlegreen, I'm sure a prim dog would never do their business in public
I think that bottom one is a beefsteak fungus.
That chicken of the woods is rather... drippy and both look a bit blergh
For some reason "beefsteak" fungus appeals even less than "chicken" - it really has the consistency of a rubber chew toy
What is the massive tree by the Streatham War memorial. Cypress? On the left in this image:
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