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Tea bag mesh on plug plants

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 11:24

Having started by leaving it in place, I now remove it as long as the roots aren't already growing through it.  Like you I found that when left in place it seemed to constrict the roots. 

Newly emerging plants or weeds??

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:52

First one looks like Hedge Bindweed (bruise leaves, paint with glyphosate and leave until totally brown).

Not sure about the second one - possibly a tree seedling or sucker (prunus?)


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 09:15

That's just the one you see!   There will be others. You can buy pet-proof bait boxes and the bait to put in them on the internet, but to be honest you might as well get the experts in.  They'll use pet-proof boxes too.

Good luck

Advice on a shrub please.

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 08:09

My very elderly parents had a similar situation in their garden when they lived at home - we planted a Cistus x purpurea - within a couple of years it had formed a beautiful dome about 2ft high and 3ft across and was covered in flowers all summer through.

Some 8 years later it is still there when we go past their old home, now a taller and broader evenly bushy mound and still covered with flowers all summer long.  Apart from planting it well and some watering in it's first few months, it has had absolutely no attention whatsoever (confirmed by the new owners);-i-purpureus-i/Details


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 07:48

Good morning all   I'm a bit late on here this morning   Good to see Woody

My Dicentra Alba has been flowering for over a week now   Think Yvie's supplier is trying to pull a fast one

Problem bush

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 19:12
Desthemoaner wrote (see)

.............  Maybe I should look on this bush's demise as an opportunity rather than a loss..........

Now you're talking like a gardener

Woodland plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:48
landgirl100 wrote (see)

Sorry folks, that's definitely a beech seedling. Often confused with Twayblade!

Oh well, at least I'm not the only one

Woodland plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:00

Ah, this is better

Woodland plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 15:56

Hmm, all with two leaves, so not Herb Paris either .......... what about Twayblade?

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