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Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: Yesterday at 21:36

Its been so hot some of the flowers are close to setting seed.  Did you want to see if you can get some flowering this year Dove? Or is it for next year?

Gunnera manicata best position

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 16:10

Thats great hogweed, and im in scotland too.  Ill put it out of the water and cover the crown. 

Gunnera manicata best position

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 14:51

I have just bought a nice gunnera, intending to put it by the pond.  It says they are fully hardy and like it damp.  

Having researched a bit more, they seem a bit more fussy than i thought, inluding needing winter protection. Hmm. 

The pond is open and sunny, i dont have any shade.  the water level fluctuates a lot though, about 2 feet, so will it be better permanently in the wet, permanently dry, or sometimes in water and sometimes out? 

And add straw over the crown over winter?  Can be v cold here, so not sure how much chance it has. 

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 14:55

Can do, got lots. Ill go get a pic for you. 

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 13:27

I sowed pruple tansy everywhere in my new garden several years ago, as a weed suppressant, soil improver etc. It seeds like crazy. The idea is where i put other plants in, i remove the purple tansy.  Simple eh?  

Now is the best time to take it out.  Its in flower, and other plants are coming up so they are crowded. It stops it seeding in the same beds next year.  Unfortunately it is totally covered in bees and other insects.  They love it.  I cant really do it, but i have far too much.  Any words of advice? 

Plant (weed?) identification

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 14:39

It does smell pungent, so i guess herb robert is correct.  It is quite nice, but i dont want lots so i think it can go. 

Plant (weed?) identification

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 23:40

What is this please? and is it staying or going (if its going i can get to that creeping buttercup underneath it hah!)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/78090.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 20:44

OK hostafan thanks. no shade in this garden im afraid. They do OK though. 

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 23:10

Ah could well be.  Lots of daisies in this bed. 

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Gunnera manicata best position

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Plant (weed?) identification

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Nepeta variegated

Moving to other areas 
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Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

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Weed (?) identification - when they are seedlings

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Bamboo poles preservation

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Mahonia winter sun problems black spot

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Stipa tenuissima pony tails, moving, dividing etc.

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Ideas for keeping mulch in place round trees - recycled stuff

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