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I found bruising the,foliage and adding a tiny amount of fairy liquid works. I,had a sizeable clump in a corner of my garden and it has gone......hopefully, but I will now,check,it out Berghill
Alina W

I'm just hoping that my white japanese anemones stay in their pot - they were evicted from the garden for bad behaviour. The pot is surrounded by concrete, so I'm hopeful....

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It's funny isn't it.  I like the plant but have a well bahevd clump of the pink stuff that isn't invasive at all.   I would dearly love to have some of the white but it just won't grow.   I have deeply fertile akaline loam which varies from well drained to boggy and the stuf fthat grows for me isin a shady, dampish bed that only gets full sun from 3pm between the equinoxes. 

Good luck with getting rid.  I can sympathise having my own problems with the usual suspects - creeping buttercup, nettles, thistles, couch grass and mare's tail which all love my soil and grow with gay abandon no matter how much I weed them out or paint with glyphosate.

I'm the same as you Obs. My pink September Charm is well behaved. I've only split it once in several yrs, purely because the clump was thin in the middle. I have small spring bulbs growing on top of the clump as it's always late in restarting, so a doyble use of the space.

I would love to grow the white Honerine Jobert, but it just doesnt like 'me'. 3x I've tried, no luck. So now I just remember the little front garden full of it just by the entrance to St Catherine's college, Oxford. J.


Hey Obelixx do you want some of my white Honorine?  Growing EVERYWHERE, can't dig it out fast enough!  But it's gorgeous.  We're on alkaline clay (south wales, clay over brash flinty stones) and on north facing slope so same problem of no sun between november and february....


Thanks Rosie but I've tried several times with no success and don't want to kill off any more.



Are there any other good whites? I've had 2 goes with HJ and the second looks very iffy. I have a pink that's doing OK but way off invasive (as yet) though it's been with be several years.


I shouldnt have 'spoken' so soon......

I've discovered that the one in the Ashwood hellebore bed is a THUG!! Quite a few bits now in council wheely bin, a couple of bits in pots for daughter- brave soul. I plan to reposition some more 'bits' into a currently 'empty' patch from where I've nearly removed a Viburnum Tinus- the soil there is very impoverished, in shade & If it takes, great! Cant remember variety, but it's worth a try.

I checked on my others, all showing nicely now & being well behaved. J.

I'm in my second year of growing anemone wild swan.  It's not supposed to be invasive even though one parent is jap anemone

Last year it was wonderful......white flowers, blue on the backs and flowering forever on compact mounds.


Is wild swan a single Verdun? I like the singles best


Well, just discovered that  it has split a weed suppressing membrane sheet and is growing in the gravel path. Rather annoying.


My thugs (that are not recognised weeds) are Virginia creeper (grows across the flower beds and up the middle of shrubs) and periwinkle, which is trying to take over my biggest border, growing over everything else. Have to dig up plants to get the periwinkle out of their roots.

Nut, yes a single.  Check it out.  It grows about 40 cm.  the star of Chelsea last year


Thanks Verdun. If Honorine is realyl fading away I shall have to get one of those


Berghill - I have all sorts growing in weed suppressing membrane - honesty, pulmonaria, hellebores, geranium phaeum plus weeds.  last year after my neck problems and op meant I couldn't garden for 5 months, they got to waist height and had to be strimmed and hacked before being pulled.


I had a problem with virginia creeper,which eventually I managed to dig out,but as I liked the colour of it ,planted one small root in a large pot with an obeleisk,keeping it trimmed and contained it makes quite a feature when in full colour.




Has anyone experienced Japanese anemones changing colour?  Once upon a time I planted some white and some pink and the white ones vanished over time.  I do actually find these plants useful, so on moving house, I dug up a clump and they have been in a pot for two summers.  The pot has just flowered and suddenly I seem to have white flowers again (can't remember what I had last year - it hardly flowered and I was too busy to notice).  I really like the white ones, so I'm pretty happy, but am surprised.  has anyone else had this exxperience?

Yes! - I have been trying to find an answer to this problem and this is the first mention I have found. I planted 3 healthy white Japanese anemones a few years ago and this year they are all pink - I already have pink in the garden but I loved the white - can anyone help? thanks


Jap Anem are the bain of my life.  Last year I dug every bit out (so I thought) and they are back again. I am painting the leaves with round up as they appear.  I can't do much else as they are mixed in with so many other plants.  My loam soil is fractionally on the acid side of neutral.


My white one is just flowering now, daughter bought me two pink ones, I have a bed of the rampant one, but it's quire well behaved, I just chop back any bits that grow outside of where I want it. 

I love them.