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What's your worst nemesis, your most dreaded weed or plant?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:30

Ground elder, I wage a constant war with it as I refuse to use chemicals.  I have managed to pretty much tame the Ivy that was everywhere, it is now sort of where I want it.  Any weed that grows between the cracks in my paving slabs/bricks.......

I just have to keep pulling whatever it is up or hoeing it to keep it under control.

Does this make me a garden snob?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 20:13

Had to resort to sprinkling Maldon sea salt on the slugs tonight as I'd run out of the basic stuff.....

Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 16:51

Thank you Verdun, I have cut it back a little as you suggested but may have the urge to dig a chunk out, a couple of glasses of vino and I start to be ruthless in the garden 

Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

Posted: 14/06/2015 at 21:52

I have a large plant that will flower in a couple of weeks, we are a couple of weeks behind the UK here.

It is too large for its spot and I am wondering if I can take a spade and divide/slice out the rear 1/4 to re-plant (without digging up the whole plant).  I won't mind if I lose the part I take out but would be really upset to lose the front part too.  

Will I get away with it?

Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 21:31

Hmm, that's interesting, I threw around a packet of campanula seeds a few years back, perhaps it's decided to germinate.  My slap dash approach to gardening is buy a packet of seeds you like and scatter them around, if they grow they grow.... 

Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:31

I definitely haven't sown seed for either of those so they must have self seeded.  The second one has really nice leaves but I am less excited by michaelmas daisy.

Two plant IDs please

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:03

Dear forum people, have I been lovingly tending to two weeds or will they turn out to be something interesting I will want to keep?



Plant Id

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 20:10

Can anyone identify the plant in the middle of the picture ?



Hoping this isn't a weed . . . . .

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:29

I'm not convinced it is ragwort but if it is I was told to use gloves when pulling it.  If you pull too much by hand, supposedly toxins can get in to your blood stream that can cause liver problems in humans.  Not sure how true that is but better be safe than sorry.

A present for the birds

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:22

Mine have a selection....... Border Terrier fluff, horse tail hair and shed body hair and some stuffing out of an old pillow!

I have seen the crows in the fields busily collecting sheep wool lying on the ground.

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Does this make me a garden snob?

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Dividing Geranium Rozanne now

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Two plant IDs please

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Plant Id

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Seed germination Rate

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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

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How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

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Moving Scabiosa Plants

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Moving Scabiosa Plants

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Shrub identification please

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Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

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Courgette problem?

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Mystery unruly rose

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Tree/plant ID

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Plant ID

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