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They are back

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 18:41

I'd better check mine tomorrow. 

Until about 5 years ago I'd never seen one. 

Plant of the Centenary

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:26

It would be beyond me a choose a plant of the century. Plant of the week I might manage. This week a tulip 'Ballerina', or maybe it should beTulipa sylvestris

Can't even do plant of the week can I? sorry.

I do like all the above mentioned though


Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:23

I mowed a bit of the meadow then stopped for a coughing session.

Got some plants ready that I've promised a local garden group for a plant stall and wrote some labels. That will do for one day.

weed supressing membrane

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:20

I have a flame gun

It burns off top growth, 




Posted: 29/04/2013 at 16:16

Thanks blackest, I picked it up this morning. Found one from Sam as well.

I've just seen report to moderator below this post. Must have been blind before



Posted: 29/04/2013 at 15:55

I didn't want to open up those rubbish kitchen design places and get them up to the top of the forum again. Therefore asking on a separate thread. How does one report to the moderator? Perhaps if we all did it at once we might be noticed.

Mystery plants

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 14:46

Very hard to do when the pics are that small I agree SS

1 could be Viburnum tinus.

How big do they grow Maggie, and when do they flower and what do they look like? There will be some sort of flower even if it's insignificant. A catkin type of flower if Silver surfer is right about 2.

My guess is that1. is evergreen and 2. is deciduous, is that right? 

Manner of growth is quite useful for ID and a pic of a complete shrub could help. Particularly as we can only get tiny images here right now.

weed supressing membrane

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 14:34

What are your intentions for the ex lawn Jennifer? If you want to garden it I'd slice the turf off and dig it over. Turf can be composted and replaced in time. Weed surpressing membrane is more about stopping weeds coming up through gravel, bark etc than killing them. As Goldilocks says, they're not light proof.

The slice off and dig method has the advantage of now rather than waiting. Anything like twitch or other persistant weeds would still be lurking when the grass had gone and you could be getting on with eliminating it. It's not difficult in an empty bed, it's when it's round all your precious plants that it becomes impossible.

Unusal Lawn Plant

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 14:26

If you like them, I'd move them, you won't keep mowing the tops off and can observe progress

Unusal Lawn Plant

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 11:52

Very interesting Julian. I had a variegated bindweed one year and someone suggested it might be due to weedkiller As it was right against our boundary it was exposed to anything that gets sprayed. Any chance that might be the case for this one? 

Hang on to it, if it's stable you might make a fortune in Plant Breeder's Rights

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