Lyn Plant-Wells

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Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:28

That is unbelievable! Personally, I would gather evidence - maybe from UK press/articles etc about people having to declare it on their land when selling houses/photos of it coming up inside houses/houses not selling due to it, the fact that it compromises building foundationsetc etc. It might do no good but worth a try? As for not using weedkiller on it - I am speechless!

Is this Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 19:28

This is Japanese Knotweed.    I saw loads of it in France - even in public parks!

ID please

Posted: 18/07/2016 at 15:24

Ah that may be it! I seem to remember yellow flower heads that curve over? There was only one or two last year. Thanks !

ID please

Posted: 17/07/2016 at 11:03

Thanks for that Madpenguin & Kitty.  Re tall plant - I was in France for just about 4 weeks. The plant is in a slightly difficult to get to spot in the corner of my front garden so was probably only 2' high or so before I left. It was obscured by other plants but shot up while I was away. I wondered if it was a weed but it's in such a tidy clump I don't think it can be. Here is a closer pic. It has started producing more side leaves.  Any suggestions much appreciated. 

Last edited: 17 July 2016 11:05:06

ID please

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:58

I came back from holiday and this tall, green clump of plants had appeared as if from nowhere! I have been in this house since April before last and the flowers and shrubs I inherited are much better than last Summer.  

I was given the ground cover plant - taken from a larger clump - but the giver doesn't know the name.

                                                   Thanks folks!

Last edited: 16 July 2016 23:59:30

Plant ID (and thank you!)

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 23:42

I have inherited some geraniums - and planted a lovely one called Blue Splash. I have prolonged the flowers on my spreading pink variety by clipping off the dead heads (too much time on my hands?) They are excellent for filling in gaps but do start to get floppy and scruffy about now. 

Tiny black insects

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 16:36

A very late 'thank you' Pansyface!  Your reply was in my Spam folder!

Rose Food

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 16:32

Thanks guys. Sorry for lack of acknowledgement - just found this reply in my Spam!

runner beans

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 10:55

I read that small plant pots on canes - upside down filled with straw (or dry grass?) is good for catching earwigs. By the way - you may already know - beans need loads of watering, also spray the foliage to help set the flowers. My favourite veg but sadly no space since moving!

Inherited Rose Fertiliser

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 10:46

Sorry this post was duplicated! I edited it (details re fungicide) but both versions have appeared!

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ID please

What are these plants? 
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Inherited Rose Fertiliser

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Inherited Rose Fertiliser

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Just purchased a few plants

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variety please 
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When to plant 'roots' ?

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Diseased roses

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ID if possible please!

Leafy clump then tall stem & mauve flowers 
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