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Plant ID please

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:55

Well I am glad it is well behaved for somone. I spent a happy(not) few hours yesterday excavating seedlings of it from one of our Rockeries.

Agree that it is a nice enough plant.

Alchemilla ellenbeckii is another nice dwarf one too.

So, suckers...

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 20:51

I would try it on one of them first and see what happens. We used Roundup painted on to the leaves. It may take a fair while to deal with all of them and it is better not to do them all at once, that might give the tree a fatal shock.

Obviously avoid getting the stuff on the grass though.

As for the ones in soil, then yes go for the old fashioned method. Find the root where the sucker emerges and rather than cutting it off, try to scoop out the point of origin, say about a tea-spoon depth into the old root. Not easy, I know. You need a good strong sharp knife to do it.

So, suckers...

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:55

Actually, you can put weed killer on the suckers without killing the main tree. It takes more than the amount absorbed by a shoot like that to transfer into the main growth. We have done this to the Greengage suckers which kept coming up in our grass and the tree survived (until we had a gale which snapped it off about a metre up)

Plant ID please

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 17:51

Possibly Alchemilla alpina and just as much a seed weed as Alchemilla mollis.

Identify a plant

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 14:36

It is a type of Sedge which is similar to grass, but needs a damper soil. Not poisonous, indeed some of the sedges have edibkle seeds

clematis wilt

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:42

As I keep saying, wilt starts at the bottom of a Clematis and goes up, mechanical damage (molluscs, lawn mower, wind, careless passer-by) starts at the top and works down.

We too have had ones regrow a few years after apparently dying.

Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 17:39

Spring is the best time to move any grass. That is when they make new roots. Doing it any other time means that it will have to survive on the roots it already had. Best of luck with it.

clematis wilt

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 15:30

Clematis wilt is actually rather rare. What were the varieties which 'succumbed' and who diagnosed it for you?

Yes, you may replant in the same place. If you are concerned then add some of the Replant stuff which is sold these days.

Mystery plant

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 20:42

Seems very tall for Eucomis, Ours are only about 18 inches maximum when in seed like that. But, yes it well could be that.

Mystery plant

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 17:46

The seed heads of Phtyolaca americana is what it reminds me of.

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