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Is mahonia invasive?

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:19

For me Googling found a variety known in the US as Leatherleaf Mahonia which is invasive in the US - don't think the garden cultivars commonly grown in the UK are like that.

Newbie unsure what plant this is

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:14

Your Dad may call it invasive - I just call it a good spreader   He's probably got a tidier garden than me 

Newbie unsure what plant this is

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:02

Possibly Geranium Johnson's Blue - it look very much like it although there are other blue varieties. 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:55

Storm clouds coming in from the west - don't think I'll get all the toms potted up  but I must do a few more as I've just emptied a bag of compost into the barrow - but I must have a cool drink first - this heat is so clammy 

Are these weeds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:13

Rosie - sorry - most of us are based in the UK and Northern Europe - we mostly have different weeds 


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 17:11
KEF wrote (see)

....  Anyone know any miniature pork recipes ?




Posted: 08/06/2014 at 16:34
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Lol, my mum used to say the same to me Percy

Help yourself MrsG

Dove, i'll make up some more, for when you get home

I'm home Lily 

I used to say the 'furniture' thing to my children 

Got six bags of compost and some more canes for the tomatoes and cukes.  Well, the compost is cheaper by the 3 and it'll keep   Somehow another chilli plant fell into the trolley   This time a Banana chilli 

But it's so very hot here, 29.1C in the shade!!!  OH needs a cold drink and a nap after carting bags of compost into the back garden - I need a cold drink too and I was only supervising  



Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:16

I'll have to abstain for a couple of hours   have to drop friend off at the station (and then pop into the GC on the way back to pick up some more bags of MPC for the tomatoes )

Save me half a jugful  please Lily 

Just moved in

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 14:13

Hi Kevin 

I agree with Fairygirl - it's looking awful because the base of the grass has been hidden from sunlight etc - now it's in the sun it'll start to grow and photosynthesise and produce chlorophyll and turn green.  

Rain, sunshine and regular mowing, at least once a week, will encourage it to green up and thicken out and it'll soon be fine.

As Fairy suggests, a packet of Weed & Feed applied as instructions on the pack will also perk it up no end. 


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