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Damson tree - Possible murder!

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 17:41

Okay, I'm an enthusiastic gardener, but not a very good one.  I bought a damson tree in April to plant in our new garden.  I discovered ground elder in the bed it is going in, so held off planting it in the ground.  I put it in a bigger pot meanwhile.  It flowered and had lots of lovely leaves but I think I perhaps didn't water enough (before all this hot weather) and it has slowly lost all its leaves bar two which are looking decidedly ill.  I've watered regularly since I noticed my probable error and daily in this heat and have put it in the ground now in a different place to give it the best chance but I think I've killed it

Is there anything I can do?  Thanks in advance!


Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 22:19

Ah, thanks.  Well with 3 kids I have plenty to be getting on with in the meantime

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 21:21

Thanks.  I've sprayed them with some stuff recommended by the garden centre but it is in amongst so many plants I couldn't be thorough.  I think I might have to just try weeding it out as well and get to know the bed a bit better and what all the other plants are.  I'm a bit of an amateur if I'm honest!

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 13:31

Thanks again all for responses.  A lot of good advice here   Now the hard work begins!

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:34

Thanks all for the replies.  I intend to dig it over as best I can but odds are I'm going to miss bits so might try the weedkiller as well.  Is there a best time of year to use weedkiller?

Ground Elder for a beginner

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 21:15



I've been reading all the threads on ground elder so I know I might be at risk of going over old ground with this topic.  We moved here 6 months ago.  It is a big garden with lots of work needing doing and I think I have found ground elder in a rather large flower bed.  I've not come across it before, but whatever it is, the bed is riddled with it.  I don't think it's been weeded for about 2 years so I have a job on my hands.  Anyway, my question is how to deal with it in a bed with quite a few established plants.  There are 2 mini trees in it and lots of rose bushes and a fair few bulbs.  The stuff I've read is dig up all the plants, wash the roots, plant them in pots and tackle the bed organically or with weed killer.  I don't really want to dig up all the plants and am quite desperate to get some of my plants out of pots back into beds as some of them have been waiting over a year to go back into the ground.  I'm a busy mum with too much to do so I probably won't be weeding as often as I need to, so what is the best method and when?

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