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Nepeta variegated

Posted: Yesterday at 11:40

I have a lots of bare soil and appreciate every bit of ground cover i can get.  It has done very well in pretty poor soil, so im happy.  

Inspiration for unusual/fantasy garden

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 23:13

Short answer is no.  I know of a few, but nothing in your area as im in scotland.  The second pics is the garden of cosmic speculation isnt it?  There are loads of pics online of that one.  

Also look up little sparta.  Also look up yorkshire sculpture park, you'd like that im sure. 

Nepeta variegated

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 23:03

the huge amouts of variegated nepeta i bought last year as ground cover have really taken off.  They dont look brilliant in winter, but they have expanded over big areas and choke weeds out. 

id like to dig some up now and get it to colonise other areas.  Do you think just digging, pulling it apart a bit, spreading out and planting would work, or do i need to plant up into pots first?  

Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 16:32

Ill give that a go, thank you. 

Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:10

I have lots of garden areas not tackled yet.  Jack by the hedge is rampant, i think this is its 2nd year growing tall and about to flower.  I assume i need to do something quick  to stop it seeding?

I dont think digging/pulling it all is an option, so could cut the tops/ strim them, or weedkill them, what would work best?  I am thinking strimming, as i think weedkilling before you are ready to tackle an area can be counter productive in that more weeds will appear, you have to do it again etc. 

Anyone know any good trees that like very wet ground??

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 15:05

definitely willow.  you can normally get them free, i did. 

Weed (?) identification - when they are seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 14:03

Ah sorry, misread it. 

Weed (?) identification - when they are seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 13:01

Im not convinced pic 1 is poppy, but i will let it develop a bit and see.

the possible alliums, i couldn't smell onion, but they are so tiny.  Again I will leave and see what happens there. 

Ill get sarted on te rosebay willowherb though. 

Weed (?) identification - when they are seedlings

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 20:17

Oh no have i been killing Alliums! Ill try the smell test tomorrow. 

Weed (?) identification - when they are seedlings

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 18:06

This oneis a bit of a worry as its everywhere... 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/71956.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Looks like a thin stalk with a purple blob on top. 

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