Heather Parker

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Japanese anemone problem

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 16:30

Hoping to buy some jap anenomies but live in a very windy place - will this give any problems?  My soil is very clay like but I do add horse manure to it - any comments anyone?

Weed control

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 18:52

Thank you obelixx and PaulaH

obelixx - did you know that the spores from the spring time stalks can last for years lying dormant in the soil?  I read about this.

PaulaH - thanks for the crushing tip - but believe me I have tried.  I have tried an

assortment of weed killers with no luck, but will try an experimental patch to see what happens with Resolva 24h as you suggest. Will post my results.

The area of spread is quite extensive, unfortunately.

Grateful for your suggestions.


Weed control

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 09:38

Have a massive amount of horsetail. Probably brought in by road planings when constructing a driveway. This borders on to a long sweeping lawn from the road.

I am mowing this at the moment and had intended to let grass grow in between the weed thus extending the lawn. BUT is this a good idea as I wonder about the spread of the spores in the spring?? Large amounts of fine green powder is produced from the tips of the stalks which appear before the weed gets is conifer like growths. The slightest touch releases it.

Any suggestions - this is growing amoungst the road planings - impossible to dig out and have tried many forms of chemical - even used a large gas canister burner with no effect at all. Have tried crushing, pulling it out - VERY hard work indeed - no luck - any suggestions from anyone out there?


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