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Hairy Bittercress control

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 18:13

No quick fix that I know of I'm afraid. I'm also plagued with it. Fortunately, it's a fairly shallow rooted little beast, with easily identifiable foliage, so vigilance and ruthlessness may be the only way to go. Once they've flowered, their seeds shoot off like projectiles, so there's another few generations of it, so if you can get it before flowering, that's a bonus. I never put it on my compost heap either.


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 10:55

Agree with Italophile - and hey, if you find it's not providing enough drainage, you can always do more! Might be an idea to let the clematis drain off well before popping them back in.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 09:57

Beautiful at 7 this morning on my way back from work. Put on a load of washing, then down came the rain. Which has now stopped ...but I don't trust these blue skies. Looks like another day in the greenhouse...

who is talking to who?

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 09:10
Link works!


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 09:04
Well done! How many did you put in? And how big are the pots?

who is talking to who?

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 09:02
I am girly swot!

New site - bugs

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 09:00
A lot of functionality not available on iPad, notably editing menu for posts. Is there something adrift at my end? Everything works fine on PC. Great site BTW!

who is talking to who?

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 08:54
Instructions for inserting link to websites in posts is in the forum help bit. I can read it and understand it, but a lot of the functionality of this site isn't available on iPad, which I use most of the time. Wonder if it's the same for Mac users?


Posted: 20/04/2012 at 08:48
Oooh, I think I'll give this rooting in water lark a go. I have got Greek,Neapolitan and purple basil germinated in the gh, but they are growing excruciatingly slowly. I've also got a reasonably healthy clump of repotted supermarket stuff in there, so I'll snip a bit off that.

problem solving

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 08:04
I keep quite a few daffs in plastic pots, slot them into nicer containers during the flowering season ( or, as Holedigger says, into border gaps). When they've gone over, out come the plastic pots and the more decorative containers can be used for other stuff. Depends on the space available, I suppose.
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