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Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:36


Just found a really weird plant under a bush.  Its got really long stems and pale green ferny shaped leaves.  The roots are spreading wide and go really deep.  Is it a weed you know??


I will attempt to attach a photol

Last edited: 25 August 2016 12:38:11

Fuschias and vine weevils

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 12:30

I use the vine weevil nematodes very successfully.  I get them from Green Gardener on Amazon as they send you a packet for warming weather in Spring and for over wintering in Autumn.  I do ALL my pots - you only need a little slurp in each pot but water before and keep watered for a while.  I have had hardly any vine weevil damage since using.

Anyone know what this weed is?

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 20:28


My beds have been invaded by these tiny fern like weeds.


They look big in the photo but there are  normally lots of these tiny things nestling among other plants and elsewhere.  I have never had this problem in previous years.

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 15:50

Sounds lovely Patsy - will look into this for my own garden.

I have passed on all these ideas to my son and will update when the chosen specimen is planted.  Thanks again to all.

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 13:30

He has already planted a photinia hedge and was going to remove the grass, dig a central circle for a specimen bush and  cover the rest in pebbles  as its such a small area to lug the lawnmower round to.  He has a very big lawn at the back of the house.

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 22:59

Thanks Lily -It does look lovely but info says its deciduous

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 21:25

Cotoneasters shown as hedge and he's already planted 3 photinea against the wall. The Ribes only grows to 1m.    Just looked at pictures of Mahonia though and I think one of those might fit the bill.  I have one in my garden and they grow quite quickly and you can prune them easily.

PS Don't think there's anything interesting to see through his window but he reckons its bored dog walkers tramping the streets.  The man in the bamboo looks as though he's seen something interesting though!!!

Thanks again everyone

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 19:22

Thank you Hostafan - will add to list but not the net curtains - he hates them with a passion!

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 18:51


 

My son has moved into a house with a large bay window which everyone seems to enjoy looking into.  He is trying to find a bush or a tree to plant in the middle of this small lawn with following attributes:

  • Evergreen
  • Wide at the bottom (little trunk)
  • Hardy
  • Grows to about 2 0r 3 meters
  • Suit   North facing facing and  open aspect

We were looking at the Cryptomeria Elegans (Japanese Cedar) until told it was subject to heavy frosts in Winter.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Pruning Rust Affected Standard Fuchsia

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 07:13


 

Its called 'Lady Boothby' purchased from Home Base.  Will try to put a picture on???

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