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I-D please.

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 16:20

You're thinking of Burdock, a much bigger plant. In the last picture I can see a plant with whorls of green leaves, which is Cleavers, Galium aparine. You can pull up lengths of it and throw it at your friends; later in the year it has tiny round sticky seeds. The leaves have tiny hooks on them which stick to anything in its path.

fill hole where pond was

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 23:21

I've done it too. I used garden compost, like Verdun, and left it for a year to settle. It grew a grand crop of weeds, so must be fertile! I started planting it up in the autumn and will finish off this spring. If not enough compost is available, soil from elsewhere would be fine. Not sure what could be used if you need to buy it in - topsoil, I suppose.

i dplease

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 18:08

To a botanist, they are all Rhododenron. I agree with Flowerchild, could well be 'Praecox'.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:43

It looks a bit like Canadian Fleabane, Conyza canadensis, which is a weed, but I await the daylight photo.

jersey plant direct

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:40

I would wait a while before thinking a Hosta hasn't survived, mine aren't through yet.

Can any one identify this plant and give basic care info

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 17:34

You may have lost that one then, have a close look at the base of the stems and see if you can see any tiny buds or leaves. If not it's probably a goner.

Plant/weed ID

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:25

The second one might be a Buddleja.

Cherry plum suckers

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 23:23

Thanks both, that's what I thought (well, not the goats....!).

Cherry plum suckers

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 19:30

In part of my garden there are a couple of pink-flowered, purple-leaved cherry plums, Prunus cerasifera 'Pissardii'. They must be grafted, because loads of thorny suckers with white flowers have appeared near them. One corner has been neglected, and the suckers have achieved tree-like proportions. I cut them all down today, but I'm assuming that I can't use glyphosate stump killer on them as that might affect the trees. Am I right? Any ideas for controlling the suckers?

Combining climbers for year-round foliage - Wisteria and clematis?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:00

Do think about the pruning, though. It's hard to give two intertwined climbers different treatments (says one who has tried!). The wisteria will need pruning in mid-winter, when the clematis should be at its best and you won't want to be chopping bits off.

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Can't get no inspiration!

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