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Latest posts by daydaisy

weeds

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 16:15

Hello Diane, I have bindweed in my veggie plot and it's a real nuisance. I have read that one way is to grow it up a cane or similiar and treat with a weed killer. I have tried this at the end of my growing season with partial success. My problem is that I have it growing all over the place and do not like to use a weedkiller near anything I'm going to eat. If you dig it up you have to get the whole root system up. Every little piece of root left will form a new plant. You could try to chop the top growth off continually but that requires real commitment and vigilance!. I once tried to cover it all up to starve it of light and water but that didn't work.  Good luck  

'Disolving' Cala lily

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 15:50

Hello Amy, Do you mean a Canna lily?  I cannot find any reference to a Cala lily in my books. Is this lily in a pot?  It sounds like the bulb has gone rotten. Have a look at it. You may find vine weevils are the culprit or the lily beetle lavae. The vine weevil grubs eat the roots and the lily beetle grubs eat the foliage, flowers and seed pods. If the bulb is massively overwatered I suppose it would go soggy. I hope you find an answer to this problem!

Nettles for butterflies

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 12:33

You are doing a great job Magpie! I wish I had room for a clump of nettles in my garden. There are loads down in the road in a rough field so I take comfort from that.You could always google your caterpillars on the net just to confim what they are.

What is this plant please?

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 12:28

Hello Davie, I think your plant is a Blackeyed Susie, Thunbergia, generally a climbing plant with orange or yellow flowers with a black eye. It is tender and will only last the summer. I absolutely love these plants and have often grown them in the past.

neighbours fence

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:24

 I grow a Hydrangea petiolaris up my six foot fence without any problems. I trim it off at the top. The blackbirds love to nest in it. The fence does belong to me though. You could always plant small trees and bushes to make an attractive screen.

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:14

Gardeningfantic I'm so sorry that you feel 'under the weather'. I would have thought that you would have nice sea breezes on the Isle of Wight. My friend from Cornwall has just phoned me to discuss a BBQ she had with her family. I mustn't be jealous as here am I stuck in Cheshire!  Seriously though I do hope you feel better soon.

Is bindweed sticky?

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 14:05

Without a piccy I can't be sure but the "sticky" one sounds like Goose grass. Its seeds attach themselves to animal fur so that is a natural propagation method for the plant. Bindweed grows up and twists around any convenient plant and has a pretty white or pink trumpet flower. (A darned nuisance in my veggie patch)

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:57

I normally love the heat but have somehow caught a terrible cold (Yes, in July!) and I'm feeling really rough in the heat. Watering the plants in the evening is lovely though and first thing in the morning too.

Pesky Little Fellas

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 14:00

I had this  problem on a Bay tree. I did find out what it was but unfortunately cannot remember!   It did disappear in the end though with no harm done to the tree.

Dying plants

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

No point in starting feuds, it probably won't alter things if the neighbour is malicious. Dialogue could be useful with friendly people though.  I'm wondering if my Acer died from animal pee. I had a friend come to visit with her dog and another neighbour has several cats. I love animals so I couldn't complain if that is the case.

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