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Jigsaw Gill

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Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:44

Must admit we drink strong filter coffee and our patio now has a lovely whiff of coffee when walking past pots! Doesn't seem to have had a detrimental effect on plants so far. Just been out on slug patrol and only found 4 slugs whereas two weeks ago the count one night was 68 just on the patio! So slowly I think making headway

Invasion!!!! Already frustrated!!!!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 22:14

Steep hill that's an interesting one I'll try. We like strong coffee at breakfast and I use the grinds around the edge of all my pots now and find that works better than anything else for me, but will try the watering now as well.

Verbena B

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:34

I've just had some verbena seeds free with a magazine. If I sow them now are they likely to flower this year?

Poorly hebe

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 08:02

Okay thanks for advice both of you. Fingers crossed then.

Poorly hebe

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 23:09

I planted a hebe heartbreaker in August 2012 and it survived the winter beautifully, then suddenly about three weeks ago it started to go really brown. I think there may be just a few healthy small branches now. I'm assuming that the last heavy frost has upset it, but at a loss what to do now. I am watering regularly and have given a dose of soluble aspirin. Should I leave alone for a while apart from watering or would it help to cut off the dead foliage? Any advice please?


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:02

No mine is nothing like as tall as that, but also leaves not spotty so not lungwort. I looked at symphytum hidcote at a garden centre yesterday and it is very much like that but smaller.


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:50

So will this lower plant do the same job as the larger plant I've just started to grow from seed in my veg garden?


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:20

Yes that does look like it, but the flowers on mine are blue and pink. Thank you nut cutlet. Nice isn't it?


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 21:24

Yes it is sort of like that but no dark spots and the flowers are pink and blue. It does creep and spread. I don't think it was ever planted in the garden, but I do like it. However, I don't really want something very invasive. What do you think?


Posted: 30/04/2013 at 19:24

Sorry can't seem sends end via my iPad only a giant sized one.


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