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14 Jan 2018 09:49
i have lots of dead crocosmia leaves in my garden. I am worried they will stop the spring flowers coming through such as daffodils, crocuses etc. Should I pull the leaves up or will that bring up the bulbs as well? Thanks for your help
07 Sep 2016 18:05
Please can you let me know what this plant is?
30 Aug 2016 08:13
Sue did you manage to get rid of it? We have moved into a property with the same problem and tried starting to dig it up yesterday but found the roots were deep. Also some of the roots are right next to the fence and other plants such as a quince which has woven round this.
23 Aug 2016 16:06
Thanks for all your replies. The boarders are a bit of a mess and so I am trying to figure out what is what, and how best to tackle it! Just a couple more questions.
Berghill, thanks for letting me know its a quince. I really like the flowers it produces and so am trying to help it grow. It was really small and not very healthy when we first moved in. It was growing under the Japanase Rose, Kerria japonica, (I managed to get that identified). I think this Japanese Rose was blocking out the sun and I didn't notice the Quince for a good few months after we moved in. I must admit I don't particularly like that rose as I find it a bit messy and untidy and they remind me off long strangly nettles when they have no flowers but they do hide the shed (although that is moving behind the garage) and the fence (which isn't moving!). I have pruned them back and the quince has since grown, but I was wondering if the Japanese rose plant helps it grow by providing shelter and/or support to grow on? I have researched on here and seen there are lots of different types of quinces - mine doesn't have any thorns that I have seen. Also not sure how I would separate them both either, if I was to dig up the Japanese rose. Have attached some photos below, you can see how its all tangled together!
Also thanks Kitty and Ladybird for your advice on Buddleia. IThe stump is a good 1 metre away from the house as you can see from the pics below. So hopefully should be ok? I will prune it back once its stopped flowering, and then right back even more in spring. As you said I don't think my neighbour likes buddleia!
Finally does anyone know what this is? I had two of them, they did have red berry type things on the stalk before they dropped off. Is it a plant or weed? You can just see the berries on the floor in the pic.
23 Aug 2016 10:53
Please could you let me know what the two plants are in the pictures. Recently bought a house with a garden, and know trying to get my head around it all! Sorry not great pictures (took them yesterday evening when it was getting dark - if need better ones let me know and will take them again now its light and sunny!)
The second one produces small orangery/peachy flowers before those strange looking fruits/whatever they are?
Also if anyone can tell me if a tall buddleia close to a house can be damaging for the house that would be great - our neighbour keeps telling us we should get rid of it as the roots will do damage to the house.