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Midges/mosquito help!!!

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 21:25

If you only take water from the tap at the bottom of a water butt then spray the top with WD40, that stops them breeding.

Iris Katharine Hodgkin

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:44

This tine font is very hard to use and check the spelling as one goes along.

Iris Katharine Hodgkin

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:44

Iris K. Hodgkin is not like a lot of the other dawrf Spring flowering Iris (reticulata species and forms), it makes nice clumps and spread well.  It obviously does grow well from dried bulbs, hence the millions on sale in Autumn.  I would want to wait untiil the leaves had gone before I dug them up though. Possibly oonce they have begun to go yellow might be ok. Otherwise, why not take up the clump and put it in a pot until they have died down, at least them you know where they are.

info on celendine plants

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 17:39

The different colours of Ranunculus ficaria are not as invasive as the straight species. We have a very pale cream one which  has not increased in  volume over the last 10 years or so.

Advice on climbing hydrangea

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:23

Proper name for Climbing Hydrangea is Hydrangea anomala ssp. petiolaris.

Aquilegia discolor

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 20:55

That is about the right size for it.

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 17:53

What do you think I have been using for the last 5 years,Verdun? I get the Professional strength stuff from our local Farm Supply place. I have tried mixing it with Verdone as well to see if the extra oomph will work.

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 15:40

Mind you. Lysimachia Firecracker is almost as bad as is Lemon Balm.

Two kinds of plants in my garden, dying or thugs!

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 12:17

Well, all I can say is "Best of luck!".

Just found a stalk coming up in a Rock garden where it was cleared out 5 years ago. Not seen any there for 2 years so we thought it had gone. Sh...................oot.

EVIL Japanese Anemone

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 10:25

I have been keeping a patch of soil totally empty for the last 4 years trying to eradicate this pernicious thug from that section of the border. It has been dug over to a depth of at least 2 feet, the soli riddled and then left empty. This morning I find 3 new leaves appeareing. Every leaf that has ever shown its head has been sprayed with Roundup and it still grows.

I have given up even trying to rid the Roadside border of it and we are considering removing every plant and shrub from this 60 metres by 4 metres bed and returning it to grass Not that, that would work, I find it even comes up in the mown areas now. despite applications of Lawn Weedkiller.

As far as I am concerfned it should be banned from sale like Knotweed.

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