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ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 13:33

Long ID threads can be very confusing

Geranium "Mayflower" - help please!

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 11:50

Hi Sarah - I think the geraniums you're referring to are the tender plants which should really be called Pelargoniums.

The geranium 'Mayflower'  that AnniD was talking about is a perennial hardy geranium which is a different type of plant and grows outside all year round in the UK.

At one time there was a decision that everyone would call the tender ones Pelargoniums, but garden centres seem to have 'chickened out' for some reason.  Daft of them 'cos it's just causing confusion.


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 10:10
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Lovely to see you getting on with nice things Lyn. xx


Wot he sed!!!

ID? Weed or plant

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 09:00

And that's the problem, if it's one query per thread, we can go on debating it until the cows come home.

If there's more than one query per thread the answers get more tangled up than a kitten with some knitting and no one knows who's talking about what

problem weed - help please

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:31

Pesticides won't work They're for pests!

Herbicides/weedkillers will do the trick - something containing glyphosate -  spray as directed on the pack and then leave well alone until it's died down and is brown - this indicates that the roots as well as the leaves have been killed.  If you pull/dig it up too soon you run the risk of leaving living roots behind to regrow.

Good luck


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:28

Good morning KEF   Thought something drove the sun away!

Fortunately it's come back this morning

Lawn Aeration without topdressing on clay

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:19

Don't have measurements on our mower - just three settings.  Always do the first couple of cuts each spring on the highest, then move to the middle one for the summer.  We never use the lowest one. 

Good luck

More gardening TV

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 08:00

Each to his own of course.  Programme makers are damned if they do and damned if they don't  and are often showered with complaints if they don't come up with a 'new angle' on something.

At the moment I'm not at the stage where I think I know everything, so I shall watch before condemning

Overgrown Clematis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:55

I think I'd 'tidy' it now and then cut it hard back after it's flowered


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 07:39

Sorry to hear you're under the weather Pdoc - sitting outside sounds a good idea - come and sit on my terrace -  you could scrub the table down gently while you're sitting

Morning Winter - would this help?


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