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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:42

Great gardening day. Working through the cutting off of last year's top growth. Found an elder growing into the Cornus mas, trunk must have been 3 inches across and I hadn't noticed. Cut back but I doubt I can get it out. Removed some of the mini forest of ash, field maple and other volunteers though.

There are some aches, I've been working on a slope

Gardeners World on TV

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 13:40

Dove, re letting more light in. It helps the weeds germinate more efficiently

Japanese anenome

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:43

I find a lot of invasive plants are difficult to get started. Jap anemones have never got established here (I still have hope and the space). Chinese lanterns were also slow to take.

Red robin help needed!

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:41

I'm with Dave on that one. I use to be reluctant to cut back but have proved to myself that it's the way to go.

The turning point was some years ago when I had 2 laurels limping along. The electricity wires people dropped a tree branch on one and snapped it. I cut it right back and within a year it was bigger than the one I'd left alone 

Clumps of crocus with no flowers

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 09:33

They look like crocus to me as well, that lighter line down the middle is a bit of a giveaway and grape hyacinths tend to be floppier looking than that.

New Secret Garden feature

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 08:46

Who did you have an email from? What did it say?

Bare roots perennials - can I put them straight in the border?

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 18:08

Those dry bits in boxes?  I'd rehydrate and pot up til they start growing.

Japanese anenome

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 18:06

Re Topbird's suggestion.

Pots of lavender could be removed for weedkilling. It would be harder to spray weeds without harming the annuals

Ivy

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 17:21

A ground covering layer can be mown for a start, It makes it easier to find the separate stems to pull. It's one of the easier plants to remove (compared to bindweed, ground elder and worse)

Red robin help needed!

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 17:37

I would cut lower than that. Those two stem up against each other will be where the rot sets in. Maybe has set in.

If Verdun is right about 2 plants you may be able to separate them and remove the dead one completely

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