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Bindweed :(

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 15:21

Slightly different method...Grow up canes, take cane out, stuff bindweed in glass jar add your poison, lie it on its side on soil so rain can't get in...It has to take up poison! 

A few more "what are these" photos

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 15:14


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Ah you see this is another example of how this garden is  darn well planned - looks like there'll be interest all year. Paeony in May, hypericum for the last month or so, and a nice geranium too, anemone and astilbe in the later summer, acer in the autumn. And other delights to discover over the next 12 months too .

Addict I get the vague impression that you're not too keen on the "that horrible suckering everywhere spirea" . I'm more than happy to keep unruly plants in order so will keep an eye on it and try to make sure it's well behaved! For example the hypericum was staging a takeover bid on the whole area, and was covering an area about 8ft by 4, goiong into the spirea at one end and the anemones at the other end. So I pulled lots of it up, and also cleared a space in the secion middle of it and put a nice new hebe in there (decided there was just too much yellow so wanted to break it up). I will be very protective of the hebe until it's firmly staked its claim to some space

How did you guess lol. Not too keen on Hypericum either. Use it in gardens where rabbits and deer are a problem as they don't like it either! Glad you keep in order. Now hebes on the other hand, love them 


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 13:43

Would it be too much to dig it all out? I have dug tree trunks out so surely a willow bush can't be that hard 


Posted: 25/07/2013 at 13:38

No reason why not  Make sure you use  John Innes rather than multipurpose compost as they need free draining soil. Plant so the rhizome is still visible on the top of the soil. 

corms, tubers or what?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 13:32

Dahlia erythronium or canna? 

unidentified flower

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 22:46

Bump! Sorry Tracey I haven't tried to post one yet but someone should be able to help you. 

Can someone help identify what this "bee" / bug this is?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 22:42

I have spent ages trawling through sites too. Learnt loads whilst doing it but found nothing that looked anything like it so I too am waiting with bated breath for the verdict

Subtropical plant ideas needed please

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 22:05

Hedichium (ginger lily), Musa Basjoo (hardy banana),  Rodgersia aesculifolia, Aruncus, Zantedeschia aethiopica "Crowborough", Perennial Hibiscus (rose mallow) Eupatorium and last but not least Crinum x powellii. All have exotic looking flowers or big leaves or grow very tall. Most of them I grew in my garden as that was the kind of look I was after  

What type of mushroom / fungus is this ?

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 16:28

Hi  hard to tell at this stage as is still immature but don't think its a poisonous one. Would you be prepared to wait and see if the head flattens out and how much, then repost? Pretty sure it is one of two very edible ones but won't know for sure til mature.

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