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Is bindweed sticky?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 14:00

I have just had a discussion about two plants. I thought one was bindweed and the person I was speaking with thought that the other one is bindweed. 

My plant is sticky and doesn't have much foliage. It crops up in different places and is very easy to pull out of the ground.

The other plant is not sticky and it has considerable foliage. Mainly it wraps itself around other bushes, gets very long and needs to be cut.

I have to admit that the Google images appear to suggest that the second is bindweed. Do you think it is?

And if so what is the shorter sticky weed I thought was bindweed? 

 

 

 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 19:37

Thanks very much fidgetbones. It looked like it was from the moon!

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:12

................The purple flower could be on a different plant of course.

It probably is as the leaves there are definitely green!

 

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 09:07

What is this plant please? The leaves are almost blue and look rather waxy.

Spotted last weekend in a secret paradise in West Kent. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27348.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

What veg and salad can be grown in clay-flint-chalk soil?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:49

Thank you for the advice on indoors growing. Now the time for 'being brave'.

Have been a bit disappointed by efforts in recent years to grow veg and salad outdoors. Cabbages, swedes and other veg have all failed in a horrible clay flinty soil that also contains chalk. Is there anything that can grow in those conditions?

Mainly I've used big plastic tubs filled with organic compost. Depending on the weather, I've grown onions, spring onions, lettuces and radishes. Carrots and parsnips have generally been ok but very thin. I get strawberries but not raspberries.

How should I diversify to make the most of my garden which is small and on a hill?

 

 

 

  

What veg and salad can I grow completely indoors?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:10

Thank you to everyone who has commented so far. I have a very big window but it is only on one side. No porch. 

Some limited success outdoors in the past but poor soil, snails and slugs, and of course this year it is weather problems. 

I'm reluctant to start at all in the garden as it might as well still be February. I must start immediately indoors as I'm worried I will miss the chance altogether if I wait. 

 

 

What veg and salad can I grow completely indoors?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 12:36

I must start immediately. 

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