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Bind Weed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 11:21

Much thanks for all your advice, I think for me it will be a two pronged approach; as I appear to have a summer full of snapping suckers from my lilac tree roots, then this summer I will go the weed killer root.  Then maybe towards the end of the year, move the plants I want to keep, I have no idea what I have inherrited yet...then dig out what roots appear to be left.  I like the cane idea FloBear, every day this past month I have been plucking, but if I allow it more space, then my attack will be more a more concentrated approach.

The garden has been neglected so I know it will be hard work!!


Bind Weed

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 19:41

Hello All,

after finding out last week that I have bought a house with high maintanence lilac trees, can someone please put me out of my misery regarding how to tackle bind weed? If the replies come back that there is nothing I can do, then I just have to put the house back on the market, I moved to the countryside for a quieter life...

many thanks in advance.



Posted: 25/04/2012 at 13:55

I have not been this year, so can not advise. Last week I was in the region of Alkmaar, and the bulb fields there were still gorgeous, but in another 2 weeks I dare not say. Hotels in the area; I have only stayed in Noordwijk aan Zee  and this comes to about 140.00GBP inc breakfast.  Good luck and enjoy the the Keukenhof.

cost of entrance to gardening shows

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:56

I was at the Foriade over the weekend and found the entrance although expensive, 30.00 euro pp, I did find it good value for money.  For me it is the 10.00 euro car parking annoying.  If anyone is planning to visit the Floriade come later in the year, the gardens are a little light on colour at the moment.

Lilac shoots all over the place...

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 09:23


I have recently moved house and subsequently taken over a new garden.  I want to get my head around the planning of the garden jobs for the year.  I have 3 lilac trees in the garden all seem quite old and with lots of new root shoots all over the place.  My solution would be to dig each up in turn, remove as much of the roots as possible and replant in a large plastic container in the ground to prevent this happening again.  However they are all just coming into flower, should I wait until they end flowering, then complete the work just before they go into their major growth time for the year.?

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