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Hedge/field Bibdweed

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 07:42

I spent years digging out bindweed from an area of the veg patch. I thought it would eventually give up. It didn't. When we took over next door, I gave the lot a spray of glyphosate in August. That cleared out all the thistles and bindweed in the main veg plot, but not in the hedges.  I left the worst area on my side fallow the following year and gave it two lots over the year. Bits still appear at the edge of paths, but it is more under control. I dont like using it, but I figure a one off for weedy ground full of perennial weeds is the way to go, to save years of battling it. Black plastic works well on less pernicious weeds.

Hedge/field Bibdweed

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 21:41

I'd nuke the lot with glyphosate now, to give you a clean area to start next spring.

Giant sunflowers

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 21:35

I think you need the BBC website, not the magazine.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 13:14

No rain here. I've put the hosepipe on the sweetcorn.

I've made a big pot of chilli for tea. Just need to grate some dark chocolate in it.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 08:03

Himself has got a two day job in Aarhus ,Denmark, next week, so I'm going to go with him to keep him off the danish pastries. There is a big botanical garden near the hotel so I can go wandering. Will I need my thermal underwear do you think? Its ryanair, so not much luggage allowance.

Lithospermum Star

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 07:40

Start new plants by taking cuttings from the green  tips. They root easily in gritty compost. I find they are like lavender, in that if you cut back hard into brown wood, they will not resprout.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 21:17

We didnt see humpbacks at Monterey, but we saw them a few weeks previously off Rottnest island in Western Australia. I haven't seen a great white in the flesh yet.

Advice please :-)

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:57

If the roots fill the pots, i would plant them in their final position and let them get established before winter. If they flower, ok, but I would concentrate on building up the plant to give a good display next year.

sweetcorn

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:15

Silks are turning brown. Not long now.

home-made-plant-supports

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:13

Wilko had some, and linkstakes as well. Very solid. When I went back for more, they had sold out. Next year I will get more early on in the season.

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