Discussion in 'suburban75' started by mrs quoad, Apr 14, 2011.
It's a Cedar, isn't it?
Yes you're right. I Googled that first and only saw the cone shaped cedars. Just did it again and saw these Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani), ta.
Cedar of Lebanon ringo?
Edit: snap, oops didn't notice next page
I guess I should have been more specific but it's what I tend to think of as a "cedar tree" even though I know there are other types.
They are magnificent trees but need a lot of space when fully mature.
There's one in the High Street here which is pretty impressive.
In the winter it looks equally as good
I love them. I just bought a 7cm one off Ebay to try and Bonsai as I don't think I'll ever be anywhere I can plant one
If you ever prune or lop them, the wood burns with a lovely smell. It was considered to be very magickal as a consituent of the Fires of Azrael.
Any idea what this fungus is? It's growing around the base of a dead bush. Each one is probably no taller than 10cm.
dead man's fingers
EDIT:- not quite - related species.
Xylaria hypoxylon - Wikipedia
Xylaria hypoxylon is a species of fungus in the genus Xylaria. It is known by a variety of common names, such as the candlestick fungus, the candlesnuff fungus, carbon antlers, or the stag's horn fungus. The fruit bodies, characterized by erect, elongated black branches with whitened tips, typically grow in clusters on decaying hardwood. The fungus can cause a root rot in hawthorn and gooseberry plants.
Xylaria - Google Search
They have drippy cones in summer though
I've had a look online and it looks more like Ramaria stricta, Upright Coral fungus to me.
Sadly not edible either ...
Anyone able to identify this tree? Red/orange berries during winter, currently about 4-5m tall.
(Ignore the leaves top right and bottom left as they're from other plants)
Sorry I can't help you with that - any idea what the flowers looked like ?
I think I found my first edible mushroom today - possibly a birch bolete - the stem didn't turn blue when I nicked it.
I left it in place because there was only one and looked so pretty and and it looked past its best in any case.
I think they're tiny white blossom, a bit like elderflower
Viburnum lantana - Google Search ?
I only know of the name "wayfaring tree" thanks to a flower fairy poster I used to have
We had a similar viburnum upthread that had leaves enticingly like currant, but apparently these berries are also only borderline edible.
Thanks, I'll have a closer look tomorrow.
Anyone have much experience with box blight? A few weeks ago I noticed the leaves on one plant in a box hedge disappearing to leave only the curly perimeter skeleton of the leaf. Suddenly noticing it is a lot more widespread. Guidance on box blight seems to suggest leaves die and turn brown first which is not what is happening. Anyone have any thoughts? Is there anywhere I can send for testing?
Or could it be the box tree caterpillar/moth?
Yes, I reckon that's a nice healthy plant that's been chomped by perhaps two or three different creatures and there's fresh growth.
We have blighted box plants at work and they don't look like that.
Box sucker - an aphid like thing (psylid)...but a closer look seems to show classic leafminer damage (diptera - a fly larvae). Either pest, no real problem unless this occurs every year and is extensive.
Think the tree (upthread) might be a cotoneaster rather than a viburnum - maybe lacteus. Is it evergreen?
Yes, it keeps leaves throughout the Winter, though it does drop quite a lot of leaves through the year. Will have a look and compare to pictures if it’s still light when I get home
I never considered asking how big the leaves were
And the fruits looked a bit appley too.
That's a coincidence, so did I, I think it's a young birch bolete anyway, it was under birch.
Does this look mre like dog vomit or fish eggs ?
Definitely a cotoneaster, thanks everyone.
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