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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.

Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:48

Have to say I too have never seen Damping off, only read about it.

Odd things seeds, my daughter and I stood side by side, taking Pulsatilla seeds out of a pot and sowing them. All hers geminated, not one of mine. I knew then it was time to give up on seeds.

Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 08:56

And there is a thing called Damping off disease which is a fungus which attacks the base of seedlings if they are too crowded, and or too damp. Not sure what is available for it these days, but we used to use Cheshunt Compound.

And just to show it is not just beginners who have trouble. I have not managed to get seeds to even  germinate for the last 6 years now.

Wild hosta

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 17:21

And they  come from 'bulbs' which have lots of tiny ones attached loosely so digging them up dislodges some and up tjhey come next year. Sadly weedkiller is the only way and that will take a while.

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