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Further Advice needed for a good weedkiller for gardens please??

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 13:20

Hi bob, thanks for a great reply!  We did actually use the glyphosate around 3 months ago now when everything was really thick, some died back but there are some weeds that just will not die. Is glyphosate the strongest stuff i can use?  I am tempted to find something stronger and use it on the worst affected areas.

thanks again!

What is this plant please?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 11:05

Thanks Welshonion, very insightful! 

What is this plant please?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:38

 Looking for help identifying this plant that I saved when I was digging up my garden please?  It is currently only fairly small and groing outwards quite a bit, to me it seems a bit like ivy?

Any help would be great thanks!

Further Advice needed for a good weedkiller for gardens please??

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:21

Hi all

i previously posted to ask for advice as we bought a new house complete with totally weed filled gardens.  We have dug out all the main trees and took up as many weeds as we can, we also used plenty of glyphosate weedkiller on all the gardens (as previously advised on here) but some of the weeds are just too big and too deep set and have come back...ARGH.  My brother and i were trying to dig out what looked like some pretty straight forward dandelions yesterday but the roots went down more than a foot and were over an inch thick!

Anyhoo, we are at the end of our tether with it, all we want is a nice blank canvas at the back to turf over and do some pretty borders, and a small front garden free of weeds so that i can start a nice fragrant rock garden.

I have a damaged spine so constant digging is not an option for me so what can i use on the gardens to kill the deeper set weed roots?  Is there anything i can buy from say Wilkinsons that might help to get rid of some more weeds and roots before i go ahead and start planting all my nice plants and shrubs?

any help would be amazing and if you need any more info then please get back to me asap!  

How long should i let picked viola/pansy seeds dry out for?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 23:20

They werent exactly falling out, the dead head needed a tiny squeeze and then they came out, they are a creamy colour And look like they need a while to dry out, how dried out do they need to be exactly please?

How long should i let picked viola/pansy seeds dry out for?

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 18:24

Hi all

my mam just showed me how to pick the seeds from dead viola heads, she sais i should let them dry out and keep them for next year, she was unsure how long to let them dry out for though so can anyone clarify this for me please?

many thanks Chaps!

Need help/advice for taking and growing cuttings of neighbours acer tree please

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 07:32

Thanks a lot, i will try the softwood cutting approach, worst case scenario i will have to Put my hand in my pocket and pay £20-£30 for one. Much obliged.

Need help/advice for taking and growing cuttings of neighbours acer tree please

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 16:39

Hi all 

My neighbour has the most beautiful acer tree in her garden, she could not remeber the name but after lots of research i found it was a full moon acer, anyway, she has said i can get some curtings to try and grow my own tree But i want to make sure i do everything right and make sure at least a couple of the cuttings grow. Any advice regarding how to take the cuttings, planting them and where to grow them once i have planted them would be brilliant, i do own a greenhouse if his is helpful.

i must say this is by far the prettiest tree i have ever seen and i am desperate to get my own growing!

any help would be brill, thanks chaps.

Looking for some advice on growing plants from cuttings please??

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 18:44

Hi all, I am currently doing up my front and back gardens from scratch, I have a few potted plants that I would love to take and grow cuttings from in order to fill some borders and rock gardens I plan on creating.

At the moment I have some nice coloured heather, a red and an orangey acer, a eucalyptus which is growing wild and is going to be removed, a lavender bush, and a contorted hazel.  If anyone can give me any advice growing cuttings for any of these plants that would be great. I am thinking mainly about where to take cuttings, use root powder? What sort of temperature and sunlight conditions? But any advice would be interesting and useful.

thanks in advance!

Some general help for a beginner with growing/repotting seedlings please??

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 12:21
cairnsie wrote (see)

I am growing cestrum tomentosum and have been since september and out of everything i have grown its done the best they are quite big in the pots now. I generally prick my seedings when they develop there first set of true leaves (their second set of leaves) and put them in larger cell trays or small pots. Each plant is different as for instance my pansys are in my unheated greenhouse but i am growing my dahlias, marigolds, indoors still as they are not hardy. Someplants grow leggy in heat and other prefer cold so its really a plant by plant thing but theres plenty of information on the net. As for potting on again its a plant by plant thing but generally they will start to look big in the pot and then its time to pot on. I am sure someone will know alot more than me.

That is all very helpful actually, I guessed it must be a plant by plant thing, I was just wondering if I could group any kinds together and treat them the same way, but as i am a learner I guess it will do me good to research each plant properly and learn more about growing from seed.

Thanks again if anyone else has any further advice that would be smashing.

Discussions started by davielovesgravy

Suggestions for plants to grow in pots in shade/wind please?

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Plant ID please??

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Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 14:06

Cox Orange Pippin tree not looking too healthy, tips please??

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Advice with a clear exterior wood varnish to protect cut logs please??

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Help ID my plant please???

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Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

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What should first shoots of box plants look like please?

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Looking for some help with a couple of landscape problems please.

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Where are the seeds located on a poached egg plant?

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Help with my Katsura tree seedlings please??

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What are these growing at the base of my fern please??

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Last Post: 30/07/2013 at 22:57

Can i grow new poached egg plants next year from these seeds??

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Can i keep deadheaded Dianthus heads to harvest seeds?

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Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 07:20

How do i grow new plant from bottle brush plant seed please??

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