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Arum Lily Problems

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 08:12

This sounds to me to not be Arum lilies - Zantedeschia but probably Arum maculatum - commonly  known as Lords and Ladies or cuckoo pint.(have a look at google images)The flower shape is similar to arum lilies but they are completely different plants. They are a British wild flower which can become a troublesome weed. Lords and ladies are prolific spreaders and can take over places. I would think glysophate is the best way to get rid of them. Let the leaves grow, remove by hand any flower spikes(to prevent seeding) and zap the leaves on a still day ensuring the spray does not hit surrounding plants - you may have to bruise the leaves first as they have a waxy coating which will prevent the chemical being absorbed!.

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 14:08

My blue tits fledged on Saturdy 1st June and this one was the last to leave the box. Seven fledged altogether and we have thoroughly enjoyed watching them on our nest box camera over the last few weeks.

 

 

 

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Design Part of My Garden

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 22:03

I agree with zoomer. I ring the changes with my chimney pots too by putting pots in them with a good lip as without they are difficult to get out again. Erigeron karvinskianus trails out of one of mine for most of the summer. Alpines often have a very short flowering period and  as the pot has a small diameter I would have a succession of plants in pots to ring the changes.

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 21:50

I chop phlox, golden rod, late summer flowering daisies - shasta, heleniums etc and my pink spirea as soon as it has flowered so I another flush of new foliage in that zingy yellow/green. I divide my sedums regularly and don't chop them.

quick growing perennials

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 11:15

Wallflowers, foxgloves, pansies, violas should all be a good size by autumn with foxgloves and wallflowers to flower next spring and pansies/violas in flower.

DAM CATS

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 08:09

A water scarecrow. Moveable,will make a noise and spray water 24/7 you just need an outside tap. Adjustable so you don't get the birds. Get the Contech one not cheaper ones as the reviews all say they are inferior. Have a look on amazon - expensive but by the the time you consider replacing plants, trying all the alternatives etc - lion poo, orange peel etc and failing, invaluable. I have had mine for years, it has stopped foxes pooing on the patio, protected bulbs, seedlings and newly planted plants.

Plant ID please

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 15:08

Difficult to see. How many petals does each flower have?

jean

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:07

Erica carnea 'Jean'

Removing Slabs; Putting down a Bed

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 12:51

Ok, now I get the picture. If I were you I would leave the slabs closest to the fence in situ as there will be less light and water available there and more concrete from the foundations from the fence in that area.When you lift which ever slabs you want in the front row make sure you dig a substantial hole and back fill with good top soil etc. You certainly should be able to cover the fence with climbers or shrubs etc. Maybe you could post a picture when you finish - good luck 

Help needed in idenityfing a plant

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 21:19

Yes, I agree with Salino and nutcutlet. Looks identical to the picture in my RHS book.

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