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they need to fully ripen on the vine before picking. If they're not fully ripe drying won't finish the job.
Any pod with no beans might as well come off. All plant energy into ripening seed now,
you could do a whole garden of Ruby weddings Farmergeddun
Astrantia 'Ruby Wedding'
Hi Verdun, I think invasive describes persicarias fairly well and great hard woody lumps to remove eventually
I love the fungi, fascinating things.
they'll survive, it's what they did before we came along and organised them. Thinning them would be a good idea though
I know, and I expect eveyone else does, that it's all out there but if I worried about all the things the papers tell me to worry about, 1. I'd stop doing anything and 2. I'd be too busy worrying to see the non-predicted disaster arriving
it comes up through one of those variegated euonymus, the yellow one. They don't suit each other at all but it doesn't give in easily
there's a 'what to do now' at the top of the page here. You have to adapt it to fit. If it says March and you're still under snow, call it April
I've got a lovely palish pink persicaria, no name about 3' which never falls over, unlike the darker pink one which always does. Just bought 'Inverleith', darker and shorter and hopefully more upright