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unknown tree

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 20:18

Thanks for all your replies. I think it is white poplar it's not in my garden but on our family owned land where i have my allotment. My late father in law always kept it tidy  ( well sort of ) there are two more areas where i would like to create wild flower meadows,also infected with the suckers. Not had time to go up today but i will have a look again  tomorrow for the main tree, there is a stream that runs on the edge of our land could it have spread across ? Think i have started something i will regret! 

unknown tree

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 08:04

Thanks Will try to get better photo. The strange thing is we can't see a tree the same on our land, so we dont know where it has come from.

unknown tree

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:41

Hi i am currently preparing an area appox 30 square meter to make a meadow.

I have used weedkiller as i had a lot of ground elder, i am now digging over ready to sow meadow grasses. there were several small trees which i thought were sapplings, but they are all attatched to each other by spreading roots!  I have no idea what they are but the roots are very hard to pull up. I am thinking of cutting of at ground level then using root kill. Has anyone else had this problem?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28337.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

 These are the roots 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28338.jpg?width=572&height=350&mode=max

 And here are some still growing 

Ragged robin seeds

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 20:54

I collected some last year and sowed them this spring in the greenhouse, they germinated realy well, i have just planted them out, i don't know if they will flower this year but they are healthy plants.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 10:44
Verdun wrote 

Have a perennial heliotrope by my front door and the scent from that is wonderful.  The annual Marine....cherry pie....is merely a wannabe

 

I haven't heard of the perennial, i have Marine. Where can you buy this plant? is it similar to the annual? Thanks.

Tomato problems

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:30

Verdun i'm exited to. but my tomato plants are only just starting to flower up here in north Manchester. If this heatwave lats all month i to will soon be eating toms

What else have you been eating from your patch?

unknown plant growing every where-help!

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:23

Gayle i don't think the council will get rid of it for you, if it's in your garden it's your responsibility. As mentioned in the other repiles when you sell a property  with knotweed you have to by law let the buyer know about it. I realy hope you can destroy it. Good luck.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:08

I went round to my friends house and she proudly showed me her tomato plants that a friend had given her, They looked realy lush and healthy, she then said " i have been pinching all the flowers out". She couldn't understand why i was laughing, i had to explian that she obviously wasn't listening to her freind when she told her to pinch out the side shoots. Silly girl 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:48

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26532.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

 This penstemon is beautifull this year, more flowers than last year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26533.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

 My first strawberrys yummy,

Bees

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:39

The bees in my garden are loving this penstomen

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26529.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

 Salvia

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26530.jpg?width=572&height=350&mode=max

 It's funny watching them on the salvias they work their way up the flower like going up an helter skelter.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26531.jpg?width=285&height=350&mode=max

 Not sure if you can spot the bee on this one, not the pot with the dailia, but front of photo is flower spikes of hecura plum pudding the flowers are tiny but the bees love them.It's a good foliage plant and bee freindly to

bees also on snapdragon, verbenas, foxgloves, hardy geraniumns, sweet rocket,

raspberry flowers. The only problem i have is there are bees nesting in the cavity wall of our house, they are going in through a air vent brick!

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