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the weed called marestail or horsetail

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:54

Hoe and hoe again.  Allotment plots near mine have lots of horse tails especially those that rotavate.  When it pops up on my plot I just hoe and keep hoeing - it seems to work.  I suppose it might be difficult if it comes up in flower beds and awkward places, but keep hoeing.  

Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:37

Great Runnybeak...-.... do find the picture, can you say how old the plant is.  Thanks.

Broad Beans

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:20

Mine were brown too and put in the allotment two days ago.


Posted: 30/04/2016 at 15:15

I only sowed my cosmos seeds yesterday.  Last year I had two rows of them in the allotment for cutting flowers.  Just wondering if that was a mistake as they seeded in the plot and they are beginning to germinate now - they  will be popping up amongst the veggies.  They grew like trees even though I pinched them out regularly.  Wouldn't be with out them as they are beautiful. 


Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 14:34

That confirms it Lyn - my garden would not cope with that growth.  Shame really, as it  is such a pretty flower.  

Thank you for the photo as it demonstrates its growth.


Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 11:07

Ha Ha Nut.  I have no choice it seems - either 'Bonsai' or death.  Some might say 'Bonsai' is torture though.  

Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:45

Thanks Nut and Hosta - After its growth this year I may have to dump it then.  It does not have massive room to spread, although I have kept it in a very large flower pot.  Just had a thought - maybe I could 'Bonsai' it.

Solanum Crispum - potato vine

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 08:58

I bought this plant last year and it is flowering now.  My question is - has anyone grown this as a shrub rather than a climber?  I have been told that eventually it becomes a thug and will rip down fences in its vigour.  As the plant is relatively manageable at the moment  I would like advise before it does any damage.  


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 19:32

Chicky -  I wondered if it could be slugs, but it happens most years even when it is very very cold with snow and ice.  Those slugs sure are tough guys.



Posted: 13/02/2016 at 19:23

We have some lovely clumps of snowdrops but each year after about a week of enjoying the flowers they seem to be nibbled (the petals not the leaves).  Does this happen to anyone else?  It's a bit too cold for slugs - so could it be birds, but I have never seen them nibbling.

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