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Invasive weed-borage/alkanet

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 12:50

Difficult one, in keeping the flowers for the insects some are bound to reach seeding stage.

have you got 8000 wildflowers? I've never counted mine I don't think there are quite 8000 P. sempervirens (yet). 

Invasive weed-borage/alkanet

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 12:23

Dig it up, then dig it up again, I can't think of anything else you could do. It has, as you say, very deep roots but a plant can't survive without leaves so don't let any leaves exist. I may have to take action on this one some time but I quite like it and so do the insects.

I didn't know it was called wild borage I only know it as Pentaglottis sempervirens and green alkanet.

Hedging patience

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 12:18

Hi Tetley

2 acres

No, not the sedge, It's a clump of Leucojum vernum, somewhat collapsed. I'm excavating the former compost heap. Things grow nicely from that and I can rescue them later

Hedging patience

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 11:00

Working now. This is the tree, right in the middle behind me and my barrow. Not a good pic but all I can find. Yew to the left, never been cut.



The first in line is a wild service tree, then 3 or 4 pears, then an ash. I think most of the blossom in the pic is from the first. The pear blossoms well but I can't find a photo




Ash trunk in the foreground



Hedging patience

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 10:45

I've found 3 pics Wayside but right now can't upload them '503 service unavailable'

I'll have ago later

Hedging patience

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 10:24

3 of mine are sort of hedged in that they've be cut back on the side, but not the top.

The other one is a tree but with bits sticking out all over the trunk. I'll see if I can find pics. Otherwise I'll go and take some when the rain stops

Coppicing cherries and damsons

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 10:21

re the wild cherry, it will throw up new shoots from the coppice but also sucker, maybe suckering already? One of the suckers would make a better shaped tree for the future. The coppice will never be shapely

re the damson, is it a grafted tree, a named cultivar?

Hedging patience

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:59

Is that wild pear as in Pyrus communis? If you cat it back it shoots out all over. Would make a great hedge, and a tall one if you want that. Prickly as well, quite vicious when work needs to be done. I wouldn't be without it though.

Not sure how far apart mine are, 2ft maybe a bit more.

The pears are tiny Blossom lovely. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 08:59

very wet. I see a new pond developing as I watch

Lots of legs, no ID

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 08:55

I hope they appreciate that Hosta

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Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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