Latest posts by Jcblue

iris problem

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:52

Not sure what that could be, apart from maybe they need a drink? Iris are one of my favourites, I waited for them to flower for ages last year, they finally came out beautifully. Two mornings later I came out to discover all the flowers had been eaten by one fat slug!!!

I have never used slug pellets before but this year!!!




Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:41

I just put my top prunings in a vase (or glass) to root in water, us devon folk simple too! 

any ideas??!!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:32

That's great, I'm hoping for a amazing display soon! will post (or try too!!!!) pics when it flowers, thanks again. Thought I was doing alright with plant knowledge til I took on this new garden!! We live & learn  

any ideas??!!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:07

doh! silly me just looked & they're the same thing!! so they do grow here! where's that goat!

any ideas??!!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:03

Ha ha glad it's not just me whos usless!! give me plants any day! my only other thought was voodoo lily but don't think they grow outside here?? It's the speckled stem! Thanks for helping me out again nutctlet & thanks for everyones elses replies too 

any ideas??!!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:42

did that work?? might have to cry if not!!

any ideas??!!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:41


Bind weed

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:30

I agree, you will not dig out bindweed & digging only makes it 10 times worse! I find the best way not to kill the whole garden is to mix the Glyposate (at the right mix) in a jam jar the get a paint brush & paint it on! it will work & yes it will take time, we're right in the south of the country & it's only just coming up enough to spray now!

Good luck


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:19

I just give them a bit of a trim, can do this now if your in the south of the country ( not likely to get more frost??!) I also put the trimmed bits in a vase of water to root, after removing the lower leaves, more plants for free!! & yes do wear gloves, I don't seem to react to them but know lots that do & they can cause a horrid itchy rash!

any ideas??!!

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:12

Did that work? I hate technology!! 

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can they grow as big trees??? 
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weed/plant id

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What is it?!!

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any ideas??!!

identify plant? 
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does anyone know what it is??

maybe a echium? 
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