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Anyone know the name of this?

Posted: 03/10/2013 at 16:21

Looks like the one sold as S.o.Flora-plena rosea. Another one of those appalling thug plants. It was here when we moved 18 years ago and despite every effort it is still here and choking every plant around it.

Wallflowers

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:15

I used to work for a nursery man who sold Wallflower plants by the thousand. He used to run the lawn mower, set high. over the baby plants, to take out the tips. Then when they got bigger he dug them up and sold them bare rooted.

Wee Jean fae Aiberdeen

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 20:13

The seed is winter hardy (and we get some very low temps, the coldest recorded in England was not far from here). So if you leave a plant to self seed, you  will almost certainly get smoe new plants next Spring, probably far more than you want!

What is this bush?

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 16:24

Even easier from seed! And usually there are suckers coming up from round the plant which are easily pulled up and grown on.

Legionnaires desease in compost

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:30

And don't forget the Spanish slugs which will cause cars to skid on their slime.!

 

When we were fighting the construction of a hugmumgous Chicken producing unit, we had the 'compost ie Chicken s........er grit from another place tested. It contained all sorts of really harmful bacteria from Legionaires to Salmonela via Listeria and others whose names now escape me. We were told that when they dumped the s.......grit to compost down in the fields around us, that we should not eat anything from our garden unless it was cooked. That is the stuff they turn into Chicken pellet fertiliser.

Does no one wash their hands any more?

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 12:23

All you can do is rie in the growth you don't want on the window. You can cut Honeysuckle back as hard as you want. We have had to do one of ours back to 6 inches from the ground and it is now back up to 30 feet again, in a season!

Couch grass

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 11:00

Sadly they have stopped selling the product (used to be Weed-out I think). All you can do is very carefully spray the emerging stems with a translocatable weed killer. I add a little liquid soap to the solution as it makes it stick to the grass stems.

I have been cleaning out one of our borders that last few weeks. So far I have filled 12 compost bags with couch roots. And I can gaurantee that I have missed almost as much as I have removed.

Tom/Tato Plants

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:27

I have a book from the 1930's where there are instructions for doing this...........as a gimmick.

Can you tell me what this is?

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 10:48

Yes and another plant which will go for miles if you are not careful.

Some unknowns ....

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 21:10

I would love to get hold of A. simplex Pritchard's Giant, but none of the Nurseries we frequent stock it.

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