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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.

Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:36

We are however, into the same problem area as with Spanish Bluebells and  our Natives ones. How long before there are no truly wild unconntaminated Primula veris'vulgaris/scotia/ elatior left in the wild?

It is a major problemin many ways, that our small native flora (and comnpared to our European neighbours, the number of endemic species here is tiny) is being overwhelmed by 'strangers' as well as habitat loss.

Does anyone recognise this

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 21:24

Wish mine would increase, it has stayed at one stem for years. There is a different version which does not flower but produces bulbs instead of a flower head, avoid it all costs. The one to get is Allium paradoxim var. normale.

Sheds

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:04

Security wise, no windows is best for us.

Ordered a heavy duty 12 foot by 8 Tongue and groove windowless one from Tiger Sheds, See what it is like when if it arrives. They have good independent reviews so hopefully it will be ok.

Still intend insulating the inside though.

Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 17:09

Exactly, keep them if they are nice, dispose if you do not like them.

Primula veris and Primula vulgaris cross in the wild to form False Oxlip.

Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 12:43

This is a bee caused hybrid betwixt the native Cowslip and one of the coloured monstrosities sold as Primula. There is a problem in that the genes which causes the colour are contaminating the native stock. There are patches of pale pink Primroses down our lane. Sad to lose the native ones to these hybrids.

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