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Horrible stringy weed - what is it?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 14:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)

My files (mental) have cinquefoil and silverweed as two different plants Dove. 

Silverweed is prettier

Your mental files are probably working better than mine at the moment Nut - I've just had a phone call from Waitrose - I didn't pick up my cashback at the weekend

Why does my clematis do this?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 14:06

It's not a clematis I know, but the British Clematis Society website says that it flowers at this time of year on old growth and later in the year on new growth, so it's behaving as it should, but you say the later growth is sparse.

Do you feed it enough?  Clematis are very hungry feeders, and this clematis produces large flowers.  I would feed this type of clematis with special Clematis food every three/four weeks from March to September - hopefully this way it'll have enough energy to give you a really good display later in the year as well as early on.

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:58

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:43

Awww -  Suffolk weeds - ground elder?  Greater willowherb?  Couch grass?

Horrible stringy weed - what is it?

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:40

Hi Mike   It's Creeping cinquefoil (potentilla) also known as silverweed.  Just keep hand weeding and regular hoeing. 


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:26

Think we're all agreed on that

Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:25

Hi Ice

I keep popping back over the border to meet up with Wonky Womble so I keep my passport renewed 

Have to keep my head down here regarding the old Association Football


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:18

Lunch break here too - some of the minestrone I made on Sunday  

The Tardis is a bit fuller now ... I need some more hooks for the tools.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:40

MamaLion - we all know that your cat '... doesn't mean any harm if he damages/soils things ...' It's a cat.

It's not the cats who are at fault, and it's not the good owners who do everything they can to keep their cats at home and safe, it's the owners who know their cats are damaging other people's property, and they just don't care

Primrose leaves

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:27

Primulas tend to grow more leaves after flowering and get quite congested.  Now is a good time to divide the plants and make more.  Here's a video to show you how

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