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Weed ?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:25

I learnt to identify them in the 1960s from charts in the Farmer's Weekly Nut

What is this shrub please

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:56

If you really want to cut it back now, take out some of the taller stems from the base, rather than shorten all the the stems.  That way the stems that you leave untouched will flower in the spring/summer.

Weed ?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:51

It looks like Redshank - Polygonum persicaria, or one of it's relatives. Common weeds in arable land.

Advice about the pond

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:34

I've just taken a large piece of garden netting, threaded two long bamboo canes through the netting on two opposite sides and placed the netting gently over the pond, including the plants.  Every few days, when there's an accumulation of leaves on the netting I lift the netting using the bamboo canes and tip the leaves off onto the lawn and rake them up.  The pond plants, even the tall ones, seem to survive unscathed.

I check the netting at least a couple of times a day to make sure no birds or animals have become entangled.

What is this shrub please

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:29

It looks like one of the variegated Weigelas. 

Several shrubs are flowering out of season at the moment as they're confused by the cool spell we had in August.  Weigela usually flowers in late spring/early summer and should be pruned after flowering.  Details here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=197

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:30

You can buy them at Bygones Auctions too http://www.twgaze.co.uk/auction/lots/?id=796&currentpage=10 Scroll down to Lot 9033

 

plant identification

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:03

When I grew it I  let the birds have them

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 12:14
Fidget sounds like you're having an interesting time
Hmm, roast lamb? Just about to send OH shopping...

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:39

I've just sowed some unidentified iris seeds that somehow fell into my pocket yesterday.  I wonder what they are?

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 11:30

Another cup Nut?

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Beware of being offered stolen property 
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What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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