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Weed identifucation

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 22:17

I think you have field bindweed. The only thing that will kill it is glyphosate. Try one of the touchweeder sticks, just on its leaves.

Otherwise mowing it every three days should slow it down.

Last edited: 19 July 2016 22:19:10

Double Dahlia

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 20:24

I had one exactly like that. The two flower buds were joined together back to back, and the stem like two joined together. The others on the plant are as usual.


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 20:20

Best wishes, runnybeak. Come back soon.


Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:19

No ones moving around here.

I waited ages at Birmingham airport in arrivals. Three quarters of an hour later my friend appeared. No bag. Travelling light? No, the bag went to the original destination of New York.

Its a good job we are both approximately the same size.

Waiting in for a phone call to see if they have found it. Its too hot to do anything other than peg washing out, so relaxing in the shade. Lots of drinks in order today.

What is this?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 12:14

I think it is a Hoya carnosa.

It dislikes pruning.

New oak tree

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 11:57

Clay isn't a problem. Flooding is. If you want to add fertiliser. a sprinkle of bonemeal around the roots as you plant would be good, but in general native trees don't need fertiliser. Keep a circle of around 3 ft across clear of weeds until it gets established.

The squirrels plant them for me. I spend my time pulling them out.

Plant or Weed?

Posted: 19/07/2016 at 01:08

I can't enlarge like that. I  n swoosh it on the kindle but can't do a thing with it on the Mac except control plus which enlargis a bit.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 21:24

I think you have grape powdery mildew. It is a fungal disease.

It is more problematic in the damp cool conditions we have been having. You may need to spray the overwintering vine to reduce spores which will overwinter in the loose bark.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:18

Ironed sheets? now that would be a luxury.


Posted: 18/07/2016 at 11:17

Around September, when the dormant period is finishing, and the roots can go back into warm soil. Lift with as large a root ball as possible. Water in well.

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