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How to kill an elm?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:54

One of the trees on our boundary was an elm. It got dutch elm disease  and was cut down and craned out over the adjoining houses. The stump was there for many years. being chopped back and rotting.  We thought that was the back of it, but it has sent many shoots up from the rootstock in the hedge line. I don't mind it, but you could either get a stump grinder in, or paint all shoots with SBK brushwood killer.

Cucumber leaves turning white

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:48

Cucumber leaves can scorch . Shade  the plants on very sunny days.

Anyone a member of RHS?

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 08:44

Also there is the seed distribution. I have had better germination with meconopsis and primulas species from their seed collected from Harlow Carr and Wisley, than commercial seed from seed merchants. Me and Hubby have been in free to Harlow Carr and To Rosemoor and I get in free on my own at a lot of gardens. Useful if you only want to pop in for an hour is so, you don't feel you have wasted an entrance fee by not seeing everything. The magazine is much more in depth about plants than other magazines. I keep them all for reference.

Another plant id

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:50

Opium poppy. Papaver somniferum.  Its the same stuff they cultivate for opium production, but we don't get long enough days of sunshine here to produce a worthwhile amount of alkaloid. Enjoy the flowers. Scatter the seed around and you should get more next year.

Carnivorous Plants; UK native.

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:45

I'm more of an omnivore.

What is this plant please?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:32

I think the birds bring it.  I have had one with white flowers spring up. I know I didn't plant it.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:17

The  twirling bay  trees and other ridiculous contraptions should have no place in  a garden.


Sponsored by Harrods... more money than sense.


Did any one else notice the nasty ulcer or scab on the queens right leg.? It looks like it should be covered up for protection if nothing else.

Weed or not?

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 21:12

Top one Linaria purpurea.


other look like Achillea

Mystery Tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:59

Paulownia leaves are fairly Hairy. I think Nut is on the button as usual.

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