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Plant ID please

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 08:01

When I was a child we knew it as Jack in the Pulpit - one of my favourite wild flowers - I know spring is coming when I see the first shoots pushing up through the earth. 

A fascinating plant which traps insects in order to pollinate itself and produce its beautiful scarlet berries 

As children we were told it was poisonous and it's so easily identifiable, even to a child, so we never ever touched it. 

Help Identifying Lawn Invader!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:55

At that stage you can just pull them up - they usually come up quite easily.  Then regular (weekly) mowing will keep it under control in your lawn.  However, you'll need to take more rigorous steps if and when it invades your borders.  

Bruising the fresh growth and application of a glyphosate weedkiller according to pack instructions is the best way I know but you'll need to keep repeating this.  It really is a b..... to get rid of and you have to keep on top of it or it'll spread like wildfire. 

Good luck and please don't hesitate to ask more questions 

Cavalo Nero

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:50

I think they're probably past their best if they're flowering.  Chop them up and put them on the compost heap 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:00

AWB How exciting!!!  

Human irrigation system

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 06:59

Thinking of you today Mike - everyone's with you!!!  ((hugs)) 


Posted: 19/04/2014 at 06:12

Good morning all - lovely sunrise in the east but grey clouds low in the west - I wonder what we'll get.  Flollopped on the sofa last night and slept through GW

Shall have to watch it again on iPlayer ........ seems like you're not the only tired one Panda 

Would Stacey have gone on hols with all those baby chillies to look after 

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 17:15

All three of them are lovely, but will grow into fairly big trees - where were you thinking of planting them?

help needed identifying weed

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 16:54

Welcome Bob the Weeder - you're one of the older ones on here - the rest of us are all 27, apart from me, I'm 26 

Feel free to join in for a chat on Hello Forkers if the weeding all gets too much for you 

help needed identifying weed

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 16:44

Chuckle!    That's a good one 

transplanting garlics

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 16:34

They don't need transplanting - they'll need some feed in June/July - see here 

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