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What is this tree?????

Discussion in 'Trees' started by CulmoreCultivator, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. CulmoreCultivator

    CulmoreCultivator Apprentice Gardener

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    Just moved to my first house with a garden and am brand new to gardening. I thought a good first step would be to identify existing trees/plants in the garden. Can anyone identify the tree from the attached photos. The site of this tree is ideal for a mini greenhouse - my daughter has caught “the good life” bug in play school - this tree might be the sacrificial lamb if overly difficult to maintain. Can anyone help me out????
     

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    martin-f Plant Hardiness Zone 8b

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    Hi and welcome to the forum, It looks like a butterfly bush in need of a trim to me but no expert far from it :biggrin:.
     
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      No idea on your tree/shrub :scratch: bit too early to tell with only buds to go by.

      Congratulations on your new home :thumbsup: Wishing you many happy, prosperous, years ahead of you in your new home.

      How wonderful that your daughter has caught the bug from such a young age :hapydancsmil:
      The basic advice to anyone moving into their new home, in gardening terms at least, is to wait one year before digging up/ditching/renovating things in the garden. The primary reason being ... you simply have no idea what there is, might be, will be! By that same token, you will have no idea if the previous occupants were gardeners, make-do'ers, or not interested parties!

      In the meantime, while you may focus your thoughts and money on the inside, one year is just a blip in the ocean in gardening terms - yes, even for a budding enthusiast like your daughter.

      Maybe @Silver surfer will be able to ID from your photo's and give you some idea of what you are dealing with; even so, as a newbie gardener, it may be prudent to see what you have before you make any sacrifices. :dbgrtmb:
       
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        Thanks for the good advice!!!! Might actually be sitting on a gardening gold mine and wouldn’t know it!!! I’ll keep check for this year and my daughters enthusiasm for a greenhouse might have to wait
         
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          May not have to wait a whole year ;)
          If you think about it: what is a greenhouse? :dunno: Nothing more than a rather huge propagator ;)To keep her enthusiasm, you can propagate seeds even on a windowsill! That may make the 12 month rule more bearable for her and will definitely give your wallet time to inflate ;)

          As for the "sitting on a goldmine" ... the first Spring I lived here, I noticed an unusual (to me) sprouting in my garden - someone even replied on here that I had a "rare" plant! True! I soon learned why it may come under the term "rare" ... although it is "exotic" in appearance, it stinks to high heaven :eeew: :lunapic 130165696578242 5: But, I love it just the same (from a distance :oops: a rather long distance!)

          Think laterally: no greenhouse? Go smaller ;)
           
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