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Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 11:17

If you want to use weedkiller you'll have to let them develop leaves. Quite a lot of leaves if the weedkiller is to be effective.

There isn't an easy answer to bindweed but with an otherwise empty garden you stand more chance than most of us. But make sure it is empty, gardens can look empty at this time of year then everything starts growing at once


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 09:59

True about the predation blairs. I've been lucky, only suffered once. It was the year I'd made an effort to mouse-proof. I think it alerted the rodents to the presence of berries. 


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 09:33

A lot of instructions  say warm first. In nature the trees shed seed in autumn, before the cold starts, then get cold, then warm again in spring.

I use nature to stratify seeds. Sown outside in autumn the seeds are fresher than kept til spring and put in the fridge which makes no sense at all to me. Freshness is more important for some than others.

My seeds germinating now from autumn sowing.


Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:18

When you say live buds, what exactly was there? Had they been there all summer and are they there now?

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:13

Sorry Sal but anything that doesn't leaf up through the summer is dead

A tree can't survive without leaves.

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:04

and are you sure it's an apple, it's an odd colour

Sick tree

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 19:00

What time last year was it planted?

That black bit is dead so anything beyond that is dead as well.

It's officially spring, I've been shopping

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:38

Sounds just right 

It's officially spring, I've been shopping

Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:27

I'd protect the Nandina especially but might as well look after them all. Right up against the house or over freezing nights in the garage maybe. But don't keep any of them in a warm house


Posted: 01/03/2015 at 18:13

What were the neighbouring plants that were affected?

There are loads of plants that are not susceptible to rust, you were unlucky in your choice if everything succumbed. 

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keep of the grass in winter

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