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Ground Elder

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:31

Here you are

but don't eat the stuff you've sprayed

Ground Elder

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 16:19

Glyphosate weedkiller will kill it if you leave it untill the leaves are brown before digging it up, and repeat the process every time some appears , but the problem will be that it's probably creeping in from next door or somewhere nearby. 


I often think that we should start cooking with it and encouraging it - after all that's what it was brought to the UK for - and that usually means that a plant is more difficult to grow than a weed.


I've received Mung bean seeds but I need advice

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:52

I grow them to get bean shoots to use in Chinese cooking and salads

Like this

first butterfly seen today

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 14:49

How lovely -  the only foodplant for the brimstone caterpillar is buckthorn.


We saw a butterfly in the garden today but it was over our heads and we couldn't see which it was - it could have been a Red Admiral - my 'Under Gardener' was emptying one compost bin into another and it may have been overwintering in the nooks and crannies there and been disturbed by him


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 12:59

We've been out in the garden - OH has turned the full compost heap into the empty one and incorporated some bags of semi-leafmould.  He's also dug the empty bit of the veg patch and removed lots of unwanted raspberry runners.  Love the raspberries but they're very invasive in a smallish garden. 

I've cut back a huge sage bush and started on tidying the rest of the herb bed.  I've also accidentally dug up one of my Sum & Substance hostas and had to replant it quickly.  I was looking for a place to plant another shade-lover and saw a bare patch of soil

It's been lovely out there - we were joined by a robin who loved the worms OH was turning up, and we had to keep backing off from the compost bins as they're close to the bluetit box and the bluetits are busy constructing a nest in there.

Now the cloud and damp is rolling back in and it's turning chilly again.


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 12:44

We were right!


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 12:32

I think it's creeping buttercup - dig it out with a fork and get all the roots out - learn the look of those leaves and get every little plant as it tries to appear!

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