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Help needed

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 17:19

I used to refer to it as "stinky root weed" until I knew it's name. When you pull it up or have to dig it out it smells horrid. It took me 3 years to get rid of it in a border.

It does look attractive and you get many different shades of flowers and as Nut says bees love it, but I don't give it a home and provide bees & butterflies with other plants.

Red Spider Mite

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 20:16

Thanks Berghill  Blood spiders explains what happens when you remove them.

 I posted about these last year and no one ID them.  Just wish they would appear on plants and not inside the house. Must admit I haven't had my glasses on to count their legs. Thanks again

Any ideas why they like conservatory & indoors and not my patio plants etc. ?

Red Spider Mite

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 11:47

lydiaann, we have them all over the brick work of the conservatory and they are coming inside, great with white blinds  we mist the brick work with the hose and wash windowsills down, they don't like being wet. Dab any that get inside with wet kitchen roll because if they wipe them they make a right red mess.

We get them every year, usually June, OH thinks they were in the sand used to build extension, we never had them before. Any consolation they only last about 2 weeks.

Plant in need of ID

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 11:08

I know it won't be, but leaves remind me of some types of parsley and stalk a bit fennel like


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:57

Chicky do you grow asparagus or have I dreamt it?  There is a thread entitled Cut or Leave asking about asparagus, wondered if you can advise, or if anyone else can help.  

cut or leave ?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:53

I might be wrong but I think Chicky does, might be that she's just planted a new bed.

what is this?

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 08:02

Marc22 it is a lovely tree, but it does sucker a lot we removed ours after two years as it went mad. I do think it's very close to your fence, it is more of bush shaped tree not an upright.

I think there was a reason why previous owners cut it down and I would honestly think twice about keeping it. Maybe have peek over the fence and see if neighbour has suckers growing in their garden.


Posted: 21/05/2014 at 07:06

Good morning.

OL veg looking very healthy and will have enjoyed the rain, mine have survived Well a runner bean has been chomped but only leaves not stem.

Panda, lucky lady, just how did you carry that lot home  I'm in love with the Briza media it looks so much better than pics on websites. Hat

Chicky what a great day you had.

Dove boiled lobster not good hope it isn't painful. I don't feel as though I'm in the Chelsea gardens by looking at the tele', sure Chicky will have opinion.   

Alium fingers crossed for your cabbages.

Daisy my poppy is shy still not open.

Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 06:46

Wow what a lovely place. Great photos & happy looking ladies. Glad you enjoyed it.

what is this?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 20:39

Looks like Sumach to me.

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