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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:54

Thought so Dove. I wonder where it could go. To whom shall I donate that

How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:46

Around April I was given a hellebore in a pot. It contained more ground elder than hellebore.

I decided to sacrifice the hellebore and put the whole lot in the GH and left it to dry out. May/June I tipped it all out on a metal tray, still in the GH, a solid lump, nothing has moved or crumbled and it's very dry.

Do you think the Ground Elder is dead yet? Can I put the lump on the garden somewhere to melt down over winter? It's quite a big lump, 15 inches maybe.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 16:48

Thank you all, I've had a birthday pull of bindweed roots this afternoon. Now a shower and the bottle beckons

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 14:18

Pink, known as 'the pink stuff' to a friend whose rockery it has taken over

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 13:42

There's a bottle in the fridge Panda, sb 

Thank you all. I've been to a meeting this morning but some birthday gardening should start any minute.

Phuopsis stylosa aka Crosswort

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 13:39

I like the smell, it's a bit like crown imperial bulbs and foxes. 

A bit invasive, best not in a rockery where the roots can hide under  stones.

Bees like it

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:23

Thanks all. much appreciated

Soil. How good does it need to be, really?

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 19:03

No, go with what you've got. If we sieved all the bits out of our garden the whole thing would sink by several feet. 

A lot depends on what you want to achieve but something desirable will grow in whatever you have. You can always enrich pockets for anything that can't cope. I'm a great believer in planting to suit what you have rather than struggling to grow what doesn't want to grow

Laurel under attack

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:37

They won't be around much longer and may not choose that shrub next year. I had that with a pollarded willow last year around late siummer but that was covered with aphids and sticky stuff. They're not on it this year.

Bird box where bees had been all summer....

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 18:24

fascinating, maybe I should open ours. But I probably wouldn't get them back together

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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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Have I grown too much

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