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Invasive plant indentification

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:07

Definitely elder. Sambucus nigra.


It flowers on the previous years wood, so if you cut it down every spring it will not flower. Cut it down as low as possible and paint the stump with SBK brushwood killer.

Slugs

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:51

it rained a lot in the night but it didnt stop them. i use lidl cheapest beer.

Slugs

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:33

I caught  A LOT last night with beer traps. I refilled them for tonight. I even got some yellow snails that dont normally bother with the beer traps.

New wild flower garden

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:05

Certainly fox gloves and welsh poppies.  As ladybird says, once the tree canopy is in leaf, you will be struggling.  Red campion grows for me in shade, along with blue bells. If you can grow fox gloves to a size where the roots fill a 7 cm pot, then place where you want them and water them in well.


Lamium  (dead nettles) also seem to cope in the shade.

What memories do your plants bring back?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 16:00

The grape vine in the greenhouse is a cutting from my last house, which was a cutting from my Nans greenhouse.


Lavender always reminds me of the hedge she grew by sticking cuttings in a line  in sandy soil.


Doris pinks because that was her first name.


The golden philadelphus was a cutting from warwick castle. I followed the scent and although it was the wrong time of year, the tiny cutting took.


I dont grow many roses, but one particular old rose has the scent that transports me back to trying to make perfume out of mashed up red rose petals as a child.


Eucalyptus against a blue sky makes me think of the Eucalypt forests in south Western australia.


The buddleja weyerana on the front reminds me of the neighbour at my old  house, who let me take a cutting off of hers.

Help with mail order plants

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 13:31

What were they supposed to be?


I would be demanding my money back.  Not fit for purpose.


If they don't pay up and you paid by credit card, complain to the credit card company as well. They are liable for faulty goods as well.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 12:48

Looking good punkdoc. The rain has bashed down my remaining daffs and a few of the tulips.



My flowers ..

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 12:43


Last year I had some neglected cacti dumped on me. I repotted them, left them outside all summer, gave them a feed with cactus food once a week, dumped them in the conservatory all winter, and now look...

Is this possible?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 11:37

I think the only thing that will grow well there are ferns.

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