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Is this a weed and how to treat?!

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:10

When you've treated  it with glyphosate leave it for at least a couple of weeks, maybe more, until it's completely brown and dead - that will indicate that the poison has killed the roots - if you pull it up before that the roots will re-grow.

When we moved into our last garden there was bindweed all over it, up to the upper windowsills - we treated regularly with glyphosate for one summer and then it had gone.  It occasionally crept back from next door but we kept an eye open for it and treated every shoot when it appeared 

Anyone a member of RHS?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:04

I usually do two or three gardens a year, and the magazine is great - very interesting in depth articles - I originally joined in order to get free analysis of strange markings on plant leaves for possible disease etc.  

I think that it's just about value for money for me.  

Dicentra spectabilis

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 07:11

Just commiserating - we had a beautiful Hosta Hadspens Blue in the front garden - just reaching its peak - until an overweight wood pigeon overbalanced from the fence and landed on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Titchmarsh oin Chelsea FS 2016 Compost Heap?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 06:37

If you design your own garden you're a gardener.  If other people pay you to design their gardens, you're a designer ............. IMHO 

ID but maybe a difficult one?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 06:05

I agree Andy - it does have a look of Philadephus about it.

I'd pot it up and nurture it and see what happens 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 06:02

Good morning all  G'day Pat 

A gorgeous morning here - sunshine and wall to wall blue skies 

It's been a bit hectic here so have just done some catching up - ((hugs)) to all that need them, especially Bushman 

Blue tit fledgling advice

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 05:47

Lovely pic! 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 16:11
Joyce21 says:

Good news Hosta just don't overdo things.

See original post

 Wot she said!!!   ((hugs))

I hate ground elder (never had it before)

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:35

Treat it as a vegetable, cook and eat it (that's why the Romans brought it here, apparently).  Use the flowers in flower arrangements and learn to love it  ........ my experience is that if you actually want something to grow it may well feel inclined to turn up its toes and die ......

otherwise it's a continue hard slog - you'll be able to control it, but if its roots are in the hedge, you'll never get rid of it ..... sorry 

Have a look here 

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Laburnum tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:22

Like Fairygirl, I grew up with a laburnum tree and brother and I (and the rest of the village children who hung out at our place) all survived it.  As soon as we were old enough to be outside unsupervised we were told it was poisonous and not to let any of the younger children to go near it.  That responsibility impressed us and we took it seriously.  

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

A place with some land?

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Tracking their arrival 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

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Job Done!

At last you've done that job you've been putting off for ages ... 
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