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please identify this plant/weed

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 16:17

Hi Pat....Lysimachia punctata. Not a weed but can be pretty invasive. Needs lots of room. 

Choisya Sundance- will it survive?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 16:06

Also don't overdo the watering. Just because the foliage is drooping doesn't mean it needs it. More shrubs get killed off by overzealous watering than being too dry.

Moving a rosé

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 16:03

Yes possible but if large the roots will be very deep so not easy. Best time is autumn when the weather is cool and the ground moist. You may have to cut it back quite a bit if large as the plant will put its energy into growing roots and some of the top growth will die off.

growing strawberries up a trellis

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 15:57

Hi Sandra  No you can't as they don't climb. The runners that form could be twined through by you but they won't fruit until in soil. Best way to have lovely big juicy red strawberrys that also look good is to plant them in a hanging basket. No slugs can get at them...tho birds will try...they won't go rotten like they do on the ground and all the babies will hang down on the runners which makes it look lovely. These can be potted up for next year when the fruiting plants have finished.


Posted: 10/07/2013 at 15:49

If its completely dead then any time but yes now is good to allow air to circulate and stop things like powdery mildew getting a hold. You say the flowers are affected too? What time of the day did you spray and were the flowers out when you did it?

Feline Invaders.....AKA Cats

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 00:47

Hello Justin. I do gardening for a living and yes cats are a problem but then so are many other animals. I wear gloves ALL the time but I'm sure if I can live with the animals you can too Is it really worth raising your blood pressure over? I can think of more important things to get hot and bothered over.

Mare's Tail

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 00:34

Not sure where the 50ft of root came from  RHS says 7ft. Can't say I've ever dug all the way down to see how far it goes tho.

How best to plant my Astilbes in sandy soil

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:14

You could leave them in plastic pots and just bury them. That way when they need repotting you just lift, put in bigger pots and bury again 


Posted: 09/07/2013 at 14:50

Not too much sun then. Just wanted to check because they are better with shade from the hottest part of the least the roots are. Was there any sign of powdery mildew or aphid attack? Yes prune out old wood. This helps to let air circulate.

Mare's Tail

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 14:35

If the areas are completely clear of anything else you want to grow then make the soil inhospitable to growth. Use a heavy salt solution. Mares tail cannot grow in that. Just mix salt in a watering can and keep on it til it gives up. Cheap too.

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