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Mares Tail - how to win

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:00

It produces a flowering head.this isn't a flower really, but it scatters spores on the Wind. Keep on pulling it may weaken it eventually.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:56

Dove, all these auctions you go to, are you buying or selling?

Its been very quiet on here today. I've tied the sweet peas up again as they seem determined to lay on the floor with the slugs.

neighbours dogs are happy again now that  their MUm is home.

Its finally brightened up here after being dull all day.

 Barnsdale on Friday. Only 4 sleeps to go.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:44

My first thought was himalayan balsam too.Is it in a wet patch or been flooded?

What is this plant?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 16:06

My mum has a ink one in a hanging basket. You propagate by a piece of stem cutting, let it dry and callus and then plant. So leaving it on the back seat of the car was serendipitous.

(P) on plant labels

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 08:28

Snoodle, you can either dig a whole plant up, overwinter it frost free,cut it down in spring and it will regrow. You can do cuttings then.

Or you can take cuttings of strong unflowered shoots about 7cm or 3incheslong, in August or September, and root them and just overwinter the cuttings. Or for belt and braces you could do both.

This year the outside one's were doing better than the dug up one, so I took cuttings off the outside one's in March. They are now in flower. Just luck, not what I would usually recommend.

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:32

I would use that roundup gel should be possible jus t to get the butterbur leaves, and save the peony.

(P) on plant labels

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:25

Panda, a lot of frost tender perennials survived last winter. My argyranthemums are now huge and in full flower. Here they normally are dead  by November. In Perth, western Australia, with no frost, all the coloured argyranthemums grow like shrubs ,up to four feet across and as high. Gazanias are lawn weeds.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:20

We had drizzle last night, so there were no stars to sleep under.

I slept under the duvet instead.

Help - Massive Bramble problem

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 07:05

Hannah, if you have cut the brambles down to stumps, paint them now with SBK brushwood killer.


Posted: 16/06/2014 at 06:47

Good morning,earlybirds.

I need coffee,then neighbours dogs to walk. They have gone away for the weekend,so I am feeding and walking them. One is fine, the other is having a major sulk.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

wedding music

any non religious ideas 
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Plant porn

We all like a bit of plant porn. 
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bananas from seed

has anyone achieved this? 
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chelsea winners

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Has anyone got a trail cam for night time critter visits?

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Brugmansia cuttings.

how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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white mouse

Is this an escaped pet (or a boas dinner) or a natural occurring albino? 
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fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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