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weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 17:48

On the point of 'greenwaste' We have a thing we call the non-compost heap. This is where all the things like dandelion roots, couch, dock etc go. It is covered up so that no water can get to it and it has been left for 3 yeras now. I have opened it up, in the past and the material is beautiful, well rotted and as far as I can tell, weed seed free. At least in the area where I have used it there are no extra dandelions etc.

Now, in theory, the heat produced in the green waste composting process, ought to be enough to kill off all seeds. I am not saying it does, but that is the theory.

weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:09

Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what is it & why is it dying..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 17:48

Death to any alkaline loving plants. Dianthus never recover and even the cuttings do not always take.

weed or not..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:16

Did not work for me and it tastes disgusting.

what is it & why is it dying..

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 16:13

Ants produce Formic acid and it really does a lot of plants no good at all. I would prune the shrub back to healthy stems and get rid of the ants. It may be worth moving the shrub  to another place with fresh soil and giving it a real good watering to get rid of any acid left on its roots.

Identifying this plant

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:48

That  is what I would have said, Wall Pennywort. My favourite wild plant, wish it would grow in my wall.

Allium paradoxum

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 12:46

Personally I would keep it planted. I have it growing in the rock garden and it stays there all year round without being disturbed.

What type plant is this...

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 19:52

Chiastophyllum oppositifolium. a member of the Crassula family.

tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 12:58

They also can cause a certain amount of distortion to stems on susceptible plants. I certainly do not allow them to stay on plants in the Greenhouse.

tiny grub nestling in frothy saliva 'nest'!

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 09:09

They are sap suckers so while one on a plant may do little harm, a major infestation would weaken the plant.

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