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

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 09:40

Hopefully Davylovesgravy isn't still waiting for the glyphosate to work - he treated his weeds in 2013 

How often do I water

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 09:27

Open right up during the day - I protect some of my plants that don't like too much sun with sheets of newspaper - I take the sturdier ones out of the growhouse during the day and put them back at night - and only water enough to keep the soil just damp - not sodden. 

Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 09:23

A few days someone posted that their clematis had produced unusual greenish flowers - I can't find that thread  but have just noticed that my Clematis Daniel Deronda (planted 3 years ago) has produced this bloom as its first of the season.

I know some white clematis have a tendency to produce green flowers, but I've not seen Daniel Deronda do this before.

Anyone any idea why?

Plant ID please

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 08:21

I'd go with Lemon balm Melissa officinalis.  Those pointy thick crinkled leaves look typical to me.

If  I'm right the crushed  leaves will give off a sweet lemony scent.  

You can make a delicious soothing lemony tisane from pouring boiling water on the leaves - really good at bedtime ....... if I'm right 

ID please

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 08:05

I'm having the same problem and can't zoom in on the pictures, but I'll have a stab at them

1.  Could be one of the malvia family - probably the wild one.

2. Pink/red dead nettle

3. Possibly nigella

4.  Possibly a large field poppy

5.  Possibly opium poppy

6. Scarlet flax (Linum grandiflorum rubrum)

7. ???

8. As with Ladybird, I can't see it well enough - it could be a bindweed or possibly a type of clematis.  If the stem twines it's likely to be a bindweed - if the leaf stalks curl around and cling onto supports it could be a clematis. 

what were the plants called

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:52

I have a clump in my west facing border - two years old and bulking up nicely - in bloom at the moment amongst tulips and wallflowers and looking pretty. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:26

Enjoy your day Fairy 

Just read back and caught up with Linda's knee (so to speak) OUCH!!!   Get well soon!!!

Magnolia Stelata

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:24

I don't thinl that it's lichen that's causing the problem - its more likely to be indicative of the fact the magnolia is growing slowly.  I would make sure that there's a good circle of clear grass/plant free soil around the root area and feed and mulch the tree well.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:08

Hugs from us LilyP - there's some amazing work being done nowadays compared with what could be done just a few years ago. All digits crossed here. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 07:04

Good morning all :) warm hazy sunshine here in Norfolk.  

Coffee anyone?

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