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weed/plant id

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:45

thanks nutcutlet it's way too small to be butterbur & it never flowers,

thats terrible I've been calling that pink weed chickweed for years 

dichondra is a small ground cover plant & can be used for filling small gaps in paths & some people have it as a lawn!! wouldn't last 2 seconds in  our house with 2 kids & 2 dogs!! even the grass struggles

And Finally, Unidentified shrub 3

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:37

I have a pittosprum that flowered for the first time I've seen this year, they are really tiny but I had loads clumped together & they look amazing, I loved it even before it flowered  & the second one I think is a veriegated weigela which has pink flowers on it

weed/plant id

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 22:28

Hi guys,

            This weed/plant pops up everywhere round by us, it's quite pretty but I just don't know it's name!

I have never seen flowers on it (the pink one in the first picture is chickweed) so I can't see how it could be a marsh marigold & the leaves are slightly furry, & it is too big to be dichondra? they are  a bit smaller than the palm of my hand.

If anyone can give me id or even wild guesses I'd be very grateful





Watering tomatoes

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 12:26

That's great steep useful info

What is it?!!

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 12:05

thank you, wish you could be an app for my phone!! 

What is it?!!

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:47

I hoped you'd be along soon!! thanks nutcutlet, yes I think you are right about the poppy, I know the picture isn't great it's taken on my phone I will see if I can get another better one when I go tomorrow, it's about 6 ft & lolly pop shaped. & I will get a proper one of just the weed!!

Thanks again 

Watering tomatoes

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:37

keep them  moist, especailly when the fruit is coming as if you let them dry & then soak them it causes the fruit to split, also I've always found if you take some of the leaves off you get more fruit (aparently you only need 3 leaves per plant but I've never been that brave!)

help: bindweed is coming over from neighbour!

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:34


       All I can say is mix up a solution of glysophate in a jar & paint it on the leaves you will have to persist with this & I can understand how frustrating this is for you, it will eventaly work but it takes time, one of the garden's I do has 2 achers of bind weed  & I'm slowly winning!! what ever you do don't dig it it all just regrows!


good luck

What is it?!!

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 11:27

hi guys,

           Sorry to ask you all again for plant id's but you are all soooo good at it 

The first & second one is a small evergreen tree with tiny yellow flowers in spring & the third & fourth is a perennial with almost cabbagey type feel leaves (if that makes sence!!)

also if anyone knows what the weed is underneath the tree I would be really grateful as it grows all round here & can never find what it is!! it doesn't flower just loads of heart shaped leaves that spread everywhere with really deep roots! 

Thanks for reading & hope you can help  






The jungle in my garden needs to go.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 22:19

If I was you & you have the time, I would get some decent gloves or put 2 pairs on! then I would dig/pull out as many as possible, then cut the rest to about a foot off the ground, leave if a couple of weeks til it's got good leaf coverage then spray it. If you can/are allowed just get a good fire going & burn the stuff as you clear it, could always stick some sasuages in for lunch too! 

If you just spray straight away they are really really prickley to pull out when they're dead! 

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