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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:56

Bittercress is an annual, as you say, but it can have several generations in one year, which is why it's important to get rid of it before it can flower and go to seed. Hoeing is OK at this stage. Once it's gone to seed you can't touch it without the seed pods exploding and firing the tiny seeds everywhere - it's a very efficient mechanism to keep the species going!

Incidentally, there are two similar species of bittercress, Hairy and Wavy (Cardamine hirsuta and C. flexuosa). It isn't possible to tell the difference at the seedling stage, but they are both equally undesirable in gardens.

Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:43

Those seedlings are definitely bittercress - out with them! The Hebe could be 'Red Edge'.

Tea Plant Not Growing

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:38

Do you mean Camellia sinensis? It will probably do best if you plant it outside towards the end of May. The brown leaf may be just scorching due to the sun - I'm assuming you've got it on a windowsill. 

Oh, and give it a feed as well.

wildflowers in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:19

Just for information, only one of the varieties mentioned is actually a British native wild flower - the Knautia arvensis. Centaurea cyanus is not native, and any found in the wild are probably garden escapes.

I agree with Hollie, you do have time to make a new border, and you can start off the seeds in small pots or modules to plant out later. They will do much better like this than trying to grow them in a large pot, in my experience.

I am a sniffer.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:42

I let my Choisya grow over the path because I love the spicy, savoury smell when I brush past.

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:58

Anyone fancy a Pimm's? The borage is in bloom!


Plant sometimes commonly called Bumble Bee plant/Bee plant/shrub?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 19:48

On the pronunciation question, I was once told simply to say each syllable, with equal emphasis on each (clem-a-tis, not clem-ay-tis). But it really doesn't matter how you say it, as long as you can make yourself understood.


Posted: 01/03/2014 at 16:38

Foxgloves are hardy over winter, but as you've kept them inside you will need to harden them off gradually. Plant them out in their final position any time, once they are used to being outside.

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:40

Salino, what plant are you talking about?

Talkback: How to repot orchids

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 13:38

Just let them trail over the edge of the new pot. You can cut them off when they go brown and dry.

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