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Moved to new house - Cutting Back old plants

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 10:04

The white flowered plant is bindweed. It has white roots that crawl around under the earth and other plants roots and is almost impossible to dig out. Every bit broken off and left in the ground turns into another plant. It's a very common weed.

It does respond to glyphosate weedkiller, but so do roses - so you mustn't get it on the rose. Unwind as much of the bindweed as you can and stuff it into a clear plastic bag, then spray into the bag with glyphosate. If you are anti- weedkillers then just pull off all the bindweed whenever you see it, all through the season, which should weaken it.

programmes to watch

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 09:36

I prefer to have a telly and choose whether I watch it or not. I don't watch a lot in the summer.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 30/08/2017 at 09:32

Morning all.

Forecast said light rain and after the last few hot days I thought I'd water the oval bed, but just as I was unravelling the hose pipe the heavens opened. It's really pouring.

I hope Hosta gets antibiotics before Dove arrives. Mustn't neglect your ears.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 21:35

Just seen Bake Off. Thought it was very similar to the old one, they've kept the same format. Enjoyed it. And the ads mean I can have a break to make a drink and go to the loo.

Such a pretty bench, Liri.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 13:16

Missed you, Dove. I hope so too.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 13:14

I hope the weather will be good next week when we go to Norfolk. But not too hot, don't like it when it's over 25° here. Can't garden or go for a walk when it's too hot.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 09:44

I like it room temperature too, it was great from the barrel in that old tap room. Hope we can do it again one day

About daughter's horse, still waiting for daughter to decide.

programmes to watch

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 08:44

I've recorded it, ITV + 1. I wanted to watch the gardening programme, All Gardens Great and Small on More 4.

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 08:41

Morning all.

Enjoy your holiday, Lily P. Yes, new horse has settled in, but he's more friendly with daughter's horse than my mare who he's supposed to be the companion of.

We spent the day yesterday in a campsite by a river with OH's stepdaughter and her family. They have a campervan. We went out to a lovely restaurant by the river for lunch. Hot day, 32°. Was 25° in the bedroom last night.


Posted: 27/08/2017 at 18:49

I agree with Joyce. Looks more like euonymus 'Silver Queen', I have one growing up a pillar. I hadn't expected it to be tall, but it's now about 7 feet.

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