Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gardeners' Question Time

Yesterday I mentioned to my boss that I am thinking about doing some volunteering and told him about one of the things I am considering doing. He was *really* enthusiastic and very supportive of me doing this and he told me that I would get leave from work (in addition to my normal leave year) to do it. This was all very good news and so in the next week or so I am going to go and observe what goes on a couple of times and then chat to a friend of my mum and then maybe apply. So I might have one thing in the pipeline already, which is a reasonable commitment in itself, but once I’ve got my head round this one, I’ll see if there’s anything else I might be interested in doing as well.

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I was trying to identify some of the plants in my garden. They might be really well known plants, but I must admit I know nothing about gardening, so that wouldn’t really surprise me.

If you have any idea what any of them are then feel free to let me know.

Number 1:

Number 2 (the one in the foreground):

Number 3:

Number 4 (not just one plant, but I don't know what any of them are):


Kahless said...

My reckon...

4: Cotonus (red one)
aqualeiga (long stalks of flowers)
wild grass

2: its hard to see from the photo so have narrowed it down to...
salix helvetica (if it has yellow catkins in spring)
Brachyglottis (yellow daisy flowers in summer)

1: maybe a choisya (are the flowers fragrant?)

3: maybe a viburnum

To e honest Mrs K's knowledge on plants is far better than mine so I will ask her later. No doubt she will correct me!

Random Reflections said...

Kahless - thank you. I shall investigate further and work out what I am meant to do with said plants now!