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Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 15:47

Hi Peter. I believe councils with this problem are using high strength weedkillers now with good results, but I don't know what tactics they're using with them. My ex husband lives next door to a wooded area and it was coming through into the garden so they are now addressing it.  I expect they've done it over the summer and will look at it in spring when growth gets going again. If I can remember to ask him more about it I will. 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:34

It's not the ideal situation but that's life sometimes! Your only alternative is leaving them but it would mean buying replacements so you have to work with the circumstances you have.

Good luck with it! 

Talkback: How to mow your lawn

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:30

Hi Jill- I'd leave the mower on a higher setting as it prevents the grass struggling over winter and means it's got a better start next year and is more able to fight off the weeds. I cut mine about a week ago thinking it would be the last cut of the year, but with all the rain and some milder than usual weather, it's grown quite a bit since! Not sure I'll get a chance to give it another one though. 

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:12

Bill- I have cousins in Vancouver. My aunt married a Canadian who was here during the war- he was in the air force. She went back with him and lived there the rest of her life. I went there on my honeymoon - 20 years ago. It's a beautiful country. 

What to do...

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 14:01

It's always sad removing annuals Macavity - I was the same with the sweet peas recently but they are probably worth more to you as next year's compost just now. I'm on clay too and it's always worth putting a bit of effort into getting the soil more friable. Plants get off to a good start and don't need lots of fussing about with. The fertile clay does the work for you. I sympathise re your back - mine's the same  


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:51

Afternoon all. Normal service seems to be pretty much resumed here I see. 

Did someone mention cake by any chance?  

We had Crunchies at work today - just little ones though. We were very stressed....

Rain on and off so might get a few more bulbs in. 


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:35

Crossed that many moons ago James when there on holiday- tide was coming in and I wasn't feeling too brave!

I'm relieved that this is the pic you found to post -was getting worried when you said you'd look on your office pc for images....

John- nice to see you back! Did you watch the programme recently about Bodnant? I remember sitting on that lily pond edge when I was little. Parents took us to Wales on holiday one year. I'd totoally forgotten it till I did a design course and there was a pic of the pond. It was very weird as I remembered it quite clearly.

Lovely photo. 

This is Tolmount (right in the middle) taken from Glen Callater. The 'back' of the hills at Lochnagar are over to the left of this bit. It was dazzling because of the ice. It was February 2009 if I remember correctly. We came back another day to do those!


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 08:08

Enjoying this thread David. Nice to see what everyone gets up to apart from in their garden! 

Will have a trawl through some of mine later on. 

Ornamental Grasses

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 07:57

Hi Clarington. I'd say just get them done now. You'll have enough to do when you move and the weather could be really horrible by then and the last thing you'll feel like doing is digging up plants. I know from experience! 

hydrangea.when can i move it?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 07:53

Yes - I'd agree, try and get as good a root ball as possible 

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