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gray1720

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Anyone recognise this seedling?
« on: December 08, 2019, 21:41:43 »
This (somewhat out of focus, sorry!) oddity has sprouted in my Japanese ginger pot. I have no idea what it is, and a little voice at he back of my mind tells me that I bloomin' well should. Does anyone else recognise the thing?

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Adrian
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Anyone recognise this seedling?
« on: December 08, 2019, 21:41:43 »

ACE

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Re: Anyone recognise this seedling?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2019, 06:50:37 »
Looks like one of those little firs that my wife kills every now and then in her quest to grow a bonsai. I have lost count in the  kits I have got her as presents, been doing it for nearly 30 years. I have grown full size trees in the meantime but she lives in hope.

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Re: Anyone recognise this seedling?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2019, 12:01:39 »
Would a fir needle smell of fir when crushed?  That would clinch it.  Looks almost like samphire, but how would that get there?  :wave:

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Re: Anyone recognise this seedling?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2019, 15:39:32 »
Might it be a yew seedling? Have you any yews close by?

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Re: Anyone recognise this seedling?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2019, 16:46:32 »
OH is fairly definite it's not a yew... she plants up half a dozen a year from out tree... but does't know what it is.. !

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Re: Anyone recognise this seedling?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2019, 16:46:48 »
I think its a seedling of one of the 'Pines' - at our allotments we have a tree surgeon who delivers the chippings material from trees he has trimmed / cut down and we often get cones in the material and then get young pines and conifers come up, usually on pathways.

gray1720

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Re: Anyone recognise this seedling?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2019, 22:03:01 »
I can see that one of tomorrow's jobs is going to be to pot the beggar on and see what it turns into, isn't it?

Adrian
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Re: Anyone recognise this seedling?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2019, 13:33:39 »
Well, I haven't got as far as potting it on (too busy ripping out Leylandii), but I can confirm that it doesn't smell if I crush a leaf.

Adrian
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