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Weed identification

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:15

Mares' tail!! awful takes perserverance. There is already a thread with los of advice. Put mares' tail in the search box and it should come up.

plant id please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:10

Polemonium also known as Jacob's Ladder

Vibernum Disease

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 11:21

Viburnum beetle, only eats viburnum so won't pose any threat to your plants unless  - they are viburnums! Google it and take a  look. 

 

Too late to prune Buddleja?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 11:16

Don't prune it right back but take it back a reasonable amount to suit your needs - cutting just above side shoots. You could leave  longer branches at the back of the bush which are (hopefully) not causing a problem so you get a layered effect. The shrub will probably flower later or you will get staggered and therefore a longer flowering period if you don't cut back all the stems. Hope this makes sense...

Is this a weed

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:12

I think it is Geranium Claridge Druce - very vigorous and self seeds everywhere!!

Need some more plant ID's please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:00

1 Hypericum

2 Sunflower

3 weed - don't know name

4 Wood avens - weed

5 Deutzia

6 Escallonia

7 - it would be good to see the flower

8 weed - what colour is the flower? if pink maybe a willow herb

Covering an unsightly north facing wall

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:07

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47532.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Just planted this spring.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47533.jpg?width=500&height=350&mode=max

 Mine in flower in the shade against my garage wall.

Bindweed! Can it be battled organically?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 21:38

Where you see the bindweed growing, give it a cane to grow up - that way you can see where it originated from and it doesn't spread itself out. When you have got good top growth, place a container over the top of the cane and spray glysophate into it eg a 4 pint plastic milk bottle (with its bottom cut out and  its top cut off    enough to leave you the handle to hold and allow the spray to enter) Hope I've explained this well enough...I'll see if I can find a picture!

Doing this way none of the weedkiller can drift onto surrounding plants and you can zap the bindweed effectively.

Found the top half....you just need to cut out the bottom!! Hope this helps 

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Newbie needing advice :)

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:37

Cress seeds always go down well at any time of the year - cress heads are easy and quick to make. Small children like things to happen quickly.

Covering an unsightly north facing wall

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:24

I have hydrangea petiolaris growing in a north facing position and it is doing well. It takes a while for it to cling to the wall itself so a bit of trellis stuck into your pot would help it on its way.It is in full flower at the moment. I purchased a second plant last year (for school garden) from Homebase at the end of summer - good sized plant in pot with trellis attached. It is now happily growing away in a shady spot on the school wall. Great bargain...knocked down from £25 to £4 because it was losing its leaves...which it does naturally, I love a good bargain!

Should also mention although it is deciduous, you are left with a rich brown tracery of stems in the winter after yellow autumn foliage. I think it is a great plant. Keep it fed and it will look after itself. I'll see if I can post a pic. for you.

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