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Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:52

The trick with using glyphosate is to leave the plants to die off properly before pulling them up and cultivating the soil.  Only then will the roots be dead as well.  

I leave them until they turn brown.  

If you pull them up and cultivate the soil too soon every little bit of root left in the soil will grow again and you'll be back where you started. 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 10:01

Sue  love those little alpines


gorgeous hellebores Lyn 

Nemesia Wisley Vanilla

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 08:21
ian marshall wrote (see)

thanx nutty,,,i can see some signs of life just about but other looking a bit brown & lifeless.

I didn't know that about annuals so in theory if looked after any annual will flower again & again?


No - what Nutcutlet said was:

nutcutlet wrote (see)

A lot of plants grown as annuals are really perennial, they die at the end of the season because they're not hardy.

See my bold italics.  Nut said 'a lot' not 'all'.  True annuals only last one year - that's why they're called 'annuals'.


ian marshall wrote (see)

if mine survive the winter does anyone know if they are ok to divide?

If there are several stems coming from the roots you may be able to divide nemesia - never tried it myself.  But some bedding plants are grown as little clumps of several plants - think nemesia is sometimes grown like this, so you may be able to split it up anyway.  

Let us know. 


greenhouse advice

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 07:51
Lawnmower Chris wrote (see)

.... I just want to know whose on washing up duties next week!!


It's ok, my OH does the washing up, except on Saturdays - that's the only day we need a rota for 

Spawn 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 07:00

I have frog envy !!!

Gooseberry Bushes

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:56

Give them more space than you think they need - that's me speaking from experience!!! 

Lots more advice here 

Fruit trees

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:53

Hi Madeleine 

Not my specialist area, but hopefully this site will be of some help to you 


Ask Alan

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 06:47

Great respect for all he's done etc but I'm afraid his tv presenting style is not for me.

As for a question for him - I'd like to ask for suggestions for a selection of attractive low-growing shrubs and perennials that would combine together to make a small area of 'wilderness' providing good habitat for hedgehogs and other wildlife.

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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