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Talkback: Japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:08

No you didn't miss it nut. Perhaps it's anti freeze. That's always a favourite cure all for problems I think....


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:02

Lesley - that's the easiest type of 'wait' problem...

Hope all is well in your world Dove 

I did all my ironing on Friday when it was p****ing down. Is there a 'smug' smiley anywhere? 

What kind of jam?

Talkback: Japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:59

Hey nut  - we're all behind the times -  it must be true , someone else is really interested in the  big new discovery on the poster's other thread ! 

the one where he/she's changed their name...

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:56

Funny how they change their names as soon as someone suspects them of selling something isn't it Welsh?  

and there's always a few first time poster 'mates' to bump the thread up too! 


Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:11

The bargain Canna I got last year (Durban I think) is a bit disappointing. Flowers aren't as dark as I would like , and are two tone (tangerine and yellow)  which is something else I don't care for. 

Tiarella Cygnet has been a real star. Still flowering now and has been since April. I keep deadheading it and it just keeps on throwing up new flower spikes. A little gem.

Typical though - I wanted it to finish earlier so that I can split it and move it to a better site! 

japanese knotweed

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:06

Methinks this isn't as it seems Welsh...another old thread about knotweed has been resurrected by the same poster....

and you're right! Those plastic icing syringes would be even better 

When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 17:43

Colder weather for tulips to avoid blight as obelixx says, but the little species ones that flower early (February/March are different and can be planted earlier. 

I always try to plant my bulbs as soon as possible after I get them.... apart from the anemones I accidentally mislaid last autumn....

I found them in a pot in spring - still in their little net bag 


Tomato truss broken

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 17:26

Hope you enjoy them Fishy 

A few of mine are starting to colour up now too - still quite pale orange though.  


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:57

Not very warm here - definitely no heatwave 

Could do with some cake too - any left lily? They say it's best to feed a cold don't they.. 

Glad the buddleia's fine Ggirl. Good bunch of plants you've got too. A real bargain. This is  a great time to get plants at good prices. So many places are getting rid of stuff before winter. It would be a bad idea for me to go and look, although I think the nursery may have their sale at the moment ..

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 16:51

KEF - it's that 'creaking gate' thing isn't it? Ludicrous that you have to do it though. Everything nowadays needs to be project managed by ourselves if we want it done 

I'm very lucky that I've not had to deal with some of the issues others have, though I've had different ones through recent years. Sending hugs to lily and LP. Lyn - yours is a different situation and it's wonderful that you can be so near to your parents yet still have your own space - very important for your sanity. As KEF says, a lot of responsibility as well so hugs to you too.

Verd- you can take comfort in the fact that you're doing the right thing by your Mum. That's what matters.

I stayed to look after Mum when Dad was in hospital for a few days. I had to work (single mum) and when I'd come back to get her some lunch and was tucking her up before I left to go back,  she said  'you will come back won't you?' She looked so lost and confused. I struggled at work that afternoon so I understand guilt only too well.  It's an impossible situation and you can only do your best. 

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