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22/05/2013 at 07:16

Japanese anenomes for me,they are everywhere,spreading across the gravel path and marching steadily towards the lawn,it,s a constant battle between me and them,just when I think I,ve won,up pops another.

22/05/2013 at 07:36


A recent thread about jap anemones and their invasiveness suggested they were almost impossible to eradicate.  Glyphosate worked well for me.  I think a dull day opposed to a sunny important for glyphosate. Too sunny/hot and the leaves seem not to absorb chemical properly.

22/05/2013 at 07:40

Thanks for the tip about the dull day Verdun,will give this a try.

22/05/2013 at 08:23

Hawthorn. Self sets all over my garden from next door. If you don't get them out when small it requires the grafter to dig them out.

22/05/2013 at 09:33

Bay plants.. hve them popping up everywhere.. and perrywinkle.. comes in from next door and drives me mad..

22/05/2013 at 10:13

Gosh, it shows how climate and soil can change things. Japanese anemones don't do at all well here, too hot in summer perhaps, aquilegias don't seed themselves (and I like them and I think their leaves are pretty!) My euphorbia Fireglow died and I've planted convolvulus cneorum 3 times and it didn't survive the winter! Verdun must have acid soil and a damper climate than me. I have limestone and hot dry summers, though at the moment it's unusually very wet!

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