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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

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awomanonabike

I’m getting much better at PlantID but am rubbish at identifying trees #treeid Any thoughts? It has been growing in the borrowed bit of landscape at the bottom of our garden forever but I have no idea what it is. A friend suggested lime 🤔🤔🤔

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jacaranda

The leaves look like lime but I can’t work out what the yellow spheres are 🤔 @melvynprentice can you help? 🤔

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awomanonabike

Well they’re the seed pods but beyond that I’m stumped 🤔 @jacaranda

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awomanonabike

I think it might be an elm 😃😃😃 I’ve just looked up uk tree seed pods... What do you think? @jacaranda

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melvynprentice

Barbara. Iam a little flummoxed! Looks like it could be a mature Davidia but the bracts looking yellow. Client of mine has a 40 year old one and it has struggled with dry spring and summers in recent years @jacaranda @awomanonabike

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melvynprentice

Any chance of a better close up @awomanonabike @jacaranda

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awomanonabike

Thanks Melvyn. I’d be very surprised if it’s a Davidia as it is growing wild on the bank of a river. I’ll try and get a better photo tomorrow. I’m wondering about Wych elm 🤔🤔🤔 @melvynprentice @jacaranda

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melvynprentice

Just googled it and I agree it does look like a wych elm, well done 😊😊

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awomanonabike

And it looks very healthy... 🤞 When I was a child in London we had two huge elm trees at the bottom of our garden. I remember them being taken down when they got Dutch Elm Disease 🥲 Doubled the size of the garden though! 🙄😂 @melvynprentice

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jacaranda

Oh yes, the wych elm photos on Google are a perfect match. Well spotted Miss Marple! 🤣🤣

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jacaranda

Thanks for your help, Melvyn. 😘 Team work is the way to go every time! 😂👍 @melvynprentice

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awomanonabike

😂 Thanks Barbara. I’ve also learned that the seeds are edible and are good in salads...and that the anglicised version of the Gaelic name for them is Leven which is where Loch Leven gets its name from 🤓 #everydaysaschoolday @jacaranda

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