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Plant Identification Please

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:10

Second one looks like Echium.

Tatty patio

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 08:44

I agree with all the above, but, they all answer only part a of the question, 'a) get rid of them' but an equally important part is 'b) a way to stop them coming through again?'

Well it depends on the type of patio. Properly laid patio's should have no cracks or spaces in between for weeds to grow into. If it it slabs, then it sounds like the sand and gravel underneath has failed and you need to relift them with a crowbar and level them off, removing any weeds as you do. Make sure the slabs fit tight against each other or use a patio concrete to seal the gaps and set the slabs.

What tree has a flower like this?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:58

I have seen them flower in the Med and in South Africa. The scent was Almond like to me. I do a good job of killing them in my garden.

advice on horrsetail

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 17:57

You get 2 stones and mush the stems between them and then apply a weedkiller, otherwise it will not work. They have a skin of silica around them that was traditionally used to clean pots, which shows how impenetrable it is.

One for the ladies. ......

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 15:50

If you have air conditioning in the car then you do not need to open the windows.
 Is there a big bag snatching crime rate from cars in W.Yorkshire?

Fatsia leaf disease

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 14:14

All should recover Rosh.

sunflower seeds problem

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:25

It happens if the seeds are in a bag or propagator with a lid. The roots will try to get back down into the soil but you are best to get a pencil and put the seeling in the right way.

Small red worms

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:50

Google cutworm pupae and see is the 'red worms' are the same as those.

Can anyone identify this plant for me?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:44

Was going to say Sorbaria sorbifolia or the pink pagoda Rowan but Sorbaria sorbifolia looks the best fit. It is one of those that has been on my list to buy but never makes it to the till either.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 10:12

I would go for Sambucus nigra over Acer palmatum dissectum nigra/purpera.

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