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Latest posts by landgirl100

Newly emerging plants or weeds??

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 13:35

The first one could be Black Bryony, Tamus communis rather than bindweed. I agree that the second one is a tree seedling.

Identification wanted

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 19:09

Possibly Ipheion uniflorum? It's a bulb, coming in different pastel colours.

What's eating my primrose petals??!!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:26

Rabbits did for the blue ones in my garden.

Woodland plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:23

Sorry folks, that's definitely a beech seedling. Often confused with Twayblade!

tulip bulbs

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:22

Tulip planting time is normally November, and they are flowering now. If these bulbs are old ones left over from last year, I think I would pot them up and if they produce leaves, feed them well to build up their strength for next year. However, if they are freshly lifted ones that have flowered this year, you should be able to store them in a cool shed or similar place until late autumn, then plant them.

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 17:31

The 4th one is a rose, the others perhaps some kind of cherry?

Can someone identify this awful growth in my garden please?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:50

You're right, we are! I tend to get a bit pernicketty when people throw around ambiguous common names, sorry about that. I hope you defeat the dreaded weed!

weed id please

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:47

Wow, well done with those! I've just dug a few out myself, but one is right next to a fence so I've sprayed it with Roundup - it seems to like it so far!

Can someone identify this awful growth in my garden please?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:27

That sounds really nasty stuff - I just looked at the data sheet and instructions for use. I don't think it will work unless the leaves have appeared, though. Personally I wouldn't use an agricultural weedkiller like this in my garden, that's why arable fields are such deserts these days.

Can someone identify this awful growth in my garden please?

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 19:09

Not Mare's Tail, but Horsetail, Equisetum arvense, which is a fern. Mare's Tail is a water plant. I'm afraid Pansyface is right, it is almost impossible to get rid of. I think many people just keep cutting it down whenever it appears, which is as good as anything if only a small area is affected. Apparently it's great to use as pan scrubbers when the green growth appears - what your photo shows is the fertile fronds.

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