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Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:29

Planted them because I like them.....mostly. All I am doing is reporting the plants which have been over enthusiastic in their colonisation of our space.

Another one is Polemonium caruleum, seeds all over the place, Verbena bonariensis does too. And remembered the ones I meant to add, all Thalictrum except T kiusianum which I cannot get to grow.

and I do not condemn all members of a genus because some are a bit of a problem. They would not be a trouble if we got round to dead heading them as one should.

Take Alliums for example I grow dozens of species and some of them are difficult, the Californian ones especially, but they all have the potential to become a problem.

Just thought of another one, Sedum kamtschaticum, now that IS a dratted nuisance.


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 13:42

Some more seed weeds, Erinus alpinus, Viola cornuta alba, Viola corsica, Solidago, Funny that Viola cornta itself is not so bad. Lathyeus vernus seeds around a lot, but I wish L. aureus would do.

Still more seed weeds in my garden to come.


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:28

Another seed weed, Roscoea scilloides, the black flowered form. Wish the pink form of this was as prolific.


Posted: 28/07/2013 at 09:23

Certainly would get them out of a greenhouse at the earliest opportunity. I find they do better where the air can circulate around them.

I think I would wait until Spring to put them in their final positions though as said already.

Though having said that there are dozens of self seeded ones in our gravel garden which have only just appeared and they will be out all winter.



Posted: 27/07/2013 at 21:07

What kind of Pinks?


Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 21:06

For me one of the greatest sights and sounds is the little mining bees working away on our Snowdrops. It might be only just above freezing, but out they come and the Wood is alive with them. If the temperature drops then they disappear.

Another wonderful sight and sound at the other end of the year, the Ivy flowers on a huge run of the stuff in the hedge row down our lane. On a warm Autumn day it is heaving with bees. So, the plant makes berries, so the birds eat the berries and so we get zillions of Ivy seedlings everywhere, so?


Posted: 27/07/2013 at 21:00

Another one, Dierama pulcherrima. Forgot to dead head 2 years ago and not we have hundreds coming up, despite weeding them out last year.

Don't get me started on plants that spread by other means!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


crumbling rasberries

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:57

Not so sure it is the weather, we had this problem last year and it certainly was not dry then. We have it again this year too. We thought it was perhaps the variety, but some of the same type produce the normal kind of berry. Does make picking them a lot harder.

Ours are only fed with compost so not artificial fertilsers have gone in. The plants themselves are good and healthy, no sign of any diseases or fungal infections.

The fruit tastes much like any Raspberry to me, but then I don't like them at the best of times. The Raspberry eater says they are ok.

moving alliums

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:52

Well, we moved a couple of dozen today. Not intentionally, but  we had to remove a self seeded huge shrubby Lonicera and up came a huge clump of Allium Globemaster with it.

Leaf cutting bee help URGENT

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 18:02

We have a friend who is an enthusiastic Honey bee keeper and she keeps wanting to put a hive in our garden. Only one probelm, the Boss, SWIAR, is very allergic to bee stings so sadly we have to decline the offer. Rapid trips to hospital are not my idea of fun.

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