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OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:55

Definitely a keeper ......... mind you there's nothing to say that it will reappear every year .... mine used to just pop up as and when .... it depends a lot on the weather conditions.

 Definitely don't use weedkiller or fertiliser anywhere near it.  

OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:23

Snap again Fidget 

I think they're great ... they used to crop up in a previous garden of mine ... think they grew in relationship with the clover on an area of very old grassland. 

OK folks, what's this one?

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:21

It looks to me like Common Broomrape ... a fascinating parasitic plant .

Don't worry ...  it's not going to damage anything 

Last edited: 11 June 2017 20:21:57

The dreaded bindweed

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:17

We had the white flowered bindweed all over the garden and up to the bedroom windows when we bought our last house.  We beat it. 

It does need to have leaves in order for the spray to work, but don't worry  it'll soon grow some more.

When it's growing strongly and has plenty of young leaves spray with a glyphosate weedkiller and then leave it until the plants have turned brown and withered.  This may take several weeks.  Don't be disheartened and don't try to pull them up until they have completely died.  The glyphosate needs plenty of time to travel back into the plant and kill every bit of root.

If you pull it up before that has happened every tiny bit of root left behind will regrow and you'll have to start again.  

You will get some regrowth which you must spray again as before.

We moved to that house about this time of year and by the end of the summer we'd got it beaten by spraying three times if I remember correctly, and by the winter we  were able to dig the garden ready to plant in the spring.

It may be spreading in from surrounding areas ... I used to check the boundaries through the summer each year and give any invading leaves a dose of spray ... being careful not to let any spray drift onto precious plants by masking with sheets of cardboard.

Good luck.  Let us know you get on.

Glass on the grass

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:09

As you mow it you'll cut off the scorched grass and the green will return ... it may take a few cuts ... don't be tempted to cut it short in order to get rid of the straw look.  


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 20:01

Is it showing any signs of twining around anything anywhere?


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:58

Have a look at Physalis/Chinese Lantern .......... I'm not saying it is, but there's a similarity and it can be very invasive.

What do the roots look like?

Last edited: 11 June 2017 19:58:40

Help needed please with laurel hedge issues...

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:27

Another case of 'size isn't everything' , wouldn't you say Lyn 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 19:22

Glad someone had some luck today    ... positive thoughts to Wonky and her Lovely Hub please ... they're dealing with the aftermath after the washing machine spewed water all over the kitchen and down into the basement, damaging furnishings and electrics and leaving them with a damp basement and a dead washing machine  

She says she's still coming here tomorrow ... I've told her to make up her mind in the morning. 

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