BobTheGardener


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Is this weed or flower?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 17:52

The perennial oriental poppies (like the one in your pic) have hairy leaves.  The large annual poppies you usually see (opium poppies) have smooth leaves.

Bugs

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 13:48

Vine weevil grubs I'm afraid Julie.


As you can't use pesticides on edible crops, try Nemasys Vine weevil nematodes which you just water onto the soil.  They are a bit expensive but do work.

Not a Clematis

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 13:17

The tree sapling on the left looks like a willow, probably goat willow.  I can see a clematis leaf on the right and if it has yellow flowers it may be tangutica "Bill Mackenzie".

suckering lilac tree

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:58

Hard pruning can also trigger them into 'suckering mode' as can raising the soil level above the roots.  As nut says, nothing can be done once they start.

Plant ID please

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:54

The first is Petty spurge (aka milkweed), Euphorbia peplus.  Don't let it seed.  The second is Purple toadflax, also a weed but some folk like it.  If you don't want it everywhere, pull it up.

Creosote - Which one and the best technique?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:55

OK, bring back creosote - cancer never really hurt anyone did it?


It wasn't banned by the EU but, like most things, by our own government.  Most of these 'EU did this, EU did that' memes are myths or blatent lies.


There, I've said it.

Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 20:56

Might be knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare) but a bit difficult to tell from the photo.  See if google images for it help.


Edit: just found this which I think confirms it:


http://www.downgardenservices.org.uk/knotgrass.htm

Last edited: 14 May 2016 20:58:00

The Chelsea chop

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 20:34

This was asked a few years ago on the forum:


http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/thread/?threadId=80926

Issues with petrol strimmer

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 18:18

BB code doesn't work, so probably not that.

Last edited: 14 May 2016 18:18:48

What is this weed! Please Help

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 18:06

I agree and do it quick otherwise the roots will grow deep and you'll have a devil of a job getting them out.  If you can't dig them out because of the position next to the wall and drainpipe, use SBK brushwood killer.

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Some kind of mint?

 
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Huge pest problem

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