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Latest posts by Lyn

Ground elder thriving

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 22:44

You will find it easier to do in the autumn because your plants will die down, that little beast will stay there.

I have just used compost bags cut into 12 inch strips to put down in a trench along side the offending fence. The roots tend to go along and not too deep so you can trace them along. If you do break a bit, it will grow again but it's much easier to dig out next time.

You can beat it with determination, I can vouch for that!

Ground elder thriving

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:26

If ite coming through the fence you can dig down about 10 inches and lay a barrier there.

I find the only way to get rid of it is to dig it out. When I started this garden from scratch 4 years ago, the whole place was covered with ground elder, i just spend time, a bed at a time digging it out, make sure you dont break the roots, so trail them along until they come out. 

I tried glyphosate, marvelous in the first year, back again the next. The only way is to be vigilant with digging.

I only have odd bits here and there now.

Photos of the garden today

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:19

Would be nice if it was here on the forum, cant you upload a pic on your devise, I think its only iphones that dont work.

Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 18:00

If they are a good size you can,  I like to grow them on, they do stand a better chance in the garden if they are big plants. they dont all get eaten by the caterpillars, I have more that have never been eaten.

Strange white sponge one growing in grass

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 13:31

You can actually watch those grow into a quite rude looking fungus! They do stink, I have heard boiling water over them kills them but I havent tried it, they soon die as quick as they come up and the smell doesnt seem to last for long.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 10:17

Seeds off to Ice, Gran and Charlie

next step of storing tulip/daffs bulbs?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 10:12

Its difficult to say with out looking as to how long they need to dry, depends on the conditions,but I think you will know when they are ready, has all the green died off? the sacks in the garage sounds fine, but mice will eat them if they can get to them.

I store mine in cardboard boxes, last year lots of tulips were chewed.

Can't upload profile picture

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 10:09

I am the same as Flora, have to use the laptop for profile pics.

Odd flowers on Aquilegia Black Barlow

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:17

I can't see them too well, could it be Fasciation?


Unidentified plant

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:07

Yes that's it, I remember now!

Discussions started by Lyn

How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

Made a discovery 
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Last Post: 16/08/2015 at 17:41

Shrub ID please

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 16:32

Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 07:42

ID. Please

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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 19:41

Ulrasonic pest scarer

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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 14:04

New ipad

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 12:47

Seed swap

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 23:40

ID on giant wasp

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Last Post: 17/06/2015 at 02:24

Mirabilis Longiflora

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Last Post: 29/05/2015 at 15:22

anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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calling Gardengirl

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