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Talkback: How to winter-prune wisteria

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 12:13

That photograph looks very like my wisteria - even the bricks are the same! It manages to break its wire support structure on a regular basis, and currently seems to be holding itself up by magic. It's set off round to the front of the garage now, and is clinging on to the garage gutter - probably not a good idea, I'm sure, but it flowers beautifully every year. I think I'd better go and check if it needs some attention

Violets

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 16:36

I'm having the same problem with purple violets - I didn't realise that's what they were until recently.  They've taken over everywhere, including in between the cracks in the block paving.  I'm pulling them up wherever I see them, before they can set seed, but it's a ongoing chore.  I certainly never planted any violets, and I wouldn't mind if it was the only riotous plant in my garden, but a few others have joined the club now too.  I do wonder if the fact that I use organic compost might be responsible for bringing the seeds in?

Thugs

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 12:53

Forgot the photo, sorry - and now it doesn't want to show the photo! Back to the plant books, I guess! Oh - think it's done it this time Sorry if it's huge - took it with my phone.

Thugs

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 12:49

Forgot the photo, sorry - and now it doesn't want to show the photo! Back to the plant books, I guess!

Thugs

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 12:48

Thugs

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 12:47

Does anyone know what this is?  It arrived in my garden by itself and spreads every where.  It's small, low growing and has a pretty dark blue flower with a yellow centre.  I have dandelions which are less aggressive than this!

Talkback: How to collect and save seeds

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
I'm growing an acer from seed - it had started growing by itself near the parent plant, so I potted it up. It's about 3 years old now, and I carefully repotted it this year - lots of new growth since then. I'm really proud of it!
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