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Talkback: How to choose slug-resistant plants - part two

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 13:12

In fact you could try the opposite - plant sacrificial slug caviare plants around the ones you want to keep. Might work!

Ivy invasion

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 17:38

You could start by cutting through the main stems close to the ground - you will need big loppers and/or a saw to do this. This should cause dieback above. I found I could stand on the ground and yank upwards, pulling the ivy away from the wall it was growing up. I'm sure a hedgetrimmer will only cut off leaves and young stems. Sorry but you might need scaffolding to get it off the roof safely.

Marking out a design

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 17:47

I've done something similar, used flour and photographed - it did last through a couple of downpours!

Dealing with crab grass

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 12:06

Hi sjp2, are you in the UK? Crab grass (Digitaria) is a tropical plant and might well be killed in a bad winter anyway. There are other grasses that have that spreading appearance. But anyway, you seem to have dealt with it.

What plant is this please?

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 11:58

Don't think it's Reseda lutea, could it be an Artemisia of some kind?

Lovely tree

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 18:59

Could be Quercus rubra, Red Oak, which is a lovely bushy tree that sometimes colours well in autumn. Definitely not Liriodendron, I'm afraid.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 15:54

I'm pretty sure it is Honesty, I've got lots looking just like that in my garden.

Please help me identify these 3 plants???

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 14:42

I wonder if the white one is some kind of Phlox? The leaves are very fine, not seen one quite like this before.

Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 20:02

I'm so lucky, these were here when I bought the house.

 I've seen them go for up to £100, depending on size.

Plant (weed) identification 2

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 14:06

Yes, ivy-leaved speedwell. It's going to seed so get it out now!

The first photo is an umbellifer, as Bob says, but not one of the common wild ones. I think it's Ammi majus, which is sold as an annual garden plant.

Discussions started by landgirl100

Tree spinach

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Unknown paeony

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Gorgeous fern

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Who ate the lupins???

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Cherry plum suckers

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Seeds in mortar

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Greenhouse renovation?

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Seeds have arrived!

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Can't get no inspiration!

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