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Unknown blossom

By Tianshi_angie
If anyone knows what this blossom is I would love to know. It has rooted itself in my garden and has grown to some height before I knew it was there (Not been able to do any gardening for the last few years). It should be moved as it is 'sharing' a space with an Hibiscus which I do not want to lose at is what originally my mother's. very pleased to know if anyone has any idea.

Tags: White Flowers and plants Blossom

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chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
1 Mar 2021 4:31PM
Looks a bit like Blackthorn to me, it can be quite invasive and sprout up in all sorts of places.
Difficult to get rid of, will mean a fair bit of digging if you want all the roots out.
1 Mar 2021 4:58PM
That will be a terrible problem if it is Janet - it has grown tangling itself in the Hibiscus which I rescued from my Mum's garden- it has moved house with me 5 times and is now very established here. Suggests I may have to dig both up and replant the hibiscus - hopefully it will survive any damage but as I have been here 20+ years it will need some care. And as my back will be put to tremendous stress I am already anticipating severe pain!!!
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
1 Mar 2021 5:05PM
Chop it right back for now, right to the ground will sprout again Sad
If you do chop it back you can get some stuff that you paint on to the remaining stumps, it will eventually kill the roots. Probably from a garden centre or B&Q. Would save you backbreaking digging.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
1 Mar 2021 5:10PM
Angie -

My hearty recommendation is to see if there's a strong young man around who will enjoy the exercise, and be glad of some cash in return...

On a photographic level, this is delightful and delicate. If it was possible, moving a little round to the right would get three blossoms in the same plane more exactly, which might look better.

There may be a touch too much sharpening going on: I can see some haloes around some areas.

But i think you've cracked the differential focus nut. Nice work.
1 Mar 2021 5:28PM
Thank you John on all counts - unfortunately young men are few and far between in this pretty small village - they are mainly grandparents and with lockdown there are not many visitors. I have two youg grandsons but neither live anywhere near - one in Scotland and the other in Kent. I do have a not very young lady who comes in and keeps the garden tidy - but I wouldn't describe her as a gardener or keen to do serious digging. But I shall make some enquiries and see what I can 'dig up'!

This is planted in my raised border - 'raised' by a brick wall so moving round to the right was not possible and I also needed to keep the sun behind me - which was fairly low and bright at the time I took it.

To be honest I am still finding the A7 frustrating. The settings I leave it on the last time I used it - mainly, having set the back and front dials to control aperture and shutter - have disappeared and both dials simply move the focus spot. Should it do this? or should they stay set? I have thought, from reading the book you recommended to me, that they should stay set. If that is the case then the camera is broken. Or is there something I am not doing to save the settings they were on?
1 Mar 2021 5:33PM
Thank you Janet - I believe there is blackthorn planted at the bottom of my garden (here when I came and already old as it had been part of a garden belonging to a house who sold some of their land for my house to be built on) so it could very well be blackthorn - probably seeds planted by the birds - they usually bring me nice things!!
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
1 Mar 2021 8:41PM
My guess is that once you bring up the focus spot, they will move it, as will the four-way buttons. If you haven't got the spot in view, they should control the aperture, if that's what you selected.

Happy to chat if that's helpful. Plenty of time at present. I'm still waiting for (my) Janet to tell me what she thinks the blossom is...
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1832 England
1 Mar 2021 9:24PM
Latest news - Mrs Dudler reckons it's some sort of a fruit tree - we both wonder about a cherry. There's a very familiar look to this...
banehawi Plus
16 2.4k 4227 Canada
1 Mar 2021 10:36PM
Google says its a cherry blossom, but it does have a thorn there so Blackthorn could also be right.
2 Mar 2021 8:39AM
It's Blackthorn. From which, traditionally, the Irish shillelagh is made. Sloe gin is made using the berries.

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