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Japanese knotweed shoots & Mower contamination ?

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 12:59

I agree with Muddy Fork. Looks like bindweed (calystegia sepium) to me too, David. A common, perennial weed that's a pain but relatively straightforward to deal with. If you do a search on the forum you'll find plenty of suggestions, tips and tricks for dealing with it! I think mowing will weaken it if you keep it up, anyway     Shame it's so prolific as the flowers are actually quite nice!!


Plant ID please

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 13:33

Hmmm. Looks like some sort of deciduous Azalea.....

what are you propagating?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 11:48

Sounds like everyone is very busy sowing and growing. Not tried Erysimum before.......may have a look at that for next year! 

Been a bit late starting sowing .....first lot only went in about a week and a half ago! So far I've sown Rudbeckia 'Irish Spring' and 'Rustic Dwarf', Helenium Hoopesii, Echinacea 'Bravado', Catananche Caerulea 'Amor White', Digitalis Obscura 'Dusky Maid', Verbena Bonariensis, Polemonium Sulfur Trumpets, Salvia, Echium 'Blue Bedder', Scabious 'Blue Cushion' plus a few ornamental grasses starting to germinate. Need to get my Coreopsis in an odd achillea with 'ball' shaped flowers.

Also have seven new Hydrangeas from cuttings taking last year and that are starting to romp away. Chuffed that I have some Cotoneaster seedlings germinating and that were only removed from the fridge about a week ago. Need to get moving with some Astrantia 'Primadonna' seeds as they'll have to go in the fridge too for a few weeks! Have two Brugmansia cuttings doing very well indoors and which need repotting already! Dahlias also need potting up as they are starting to produce shoots..... Much to do........

I'm sure more will be added



What are these I potted up?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:56

For the first time last year I put labels into every pot of cuttings and seedlings (polishes halo)...which helped, believe me! If only I'd extended that to the borders I wouldn't have pulled out quite a bit of 'grass' that was shooting up in one area and which were actually ipheions that I'd forgotten I'd planted earlier in the year  Still, I do like the element of surprise, which is just as well as I have several clumps of perennial 'something' popping up and no clear idea of what it is yet (except that I planted it)!

What are these I potted up?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:27

Hi. I've got a feeling that the big one is a Spirea Douglasii. I have one in my garden and the new growth looks identical. Mrs G saying 'pink, fluffy flowers' also makes me think so.

I'd also tentatively back up Beatrice on a philadelphus for the top pot...the arching stem and leaf spacing looks like a small philadelphus I planted last year (belle etoile?)

Of course,....... I could also be very badly wrong on both counts (as is more likely) 




Music in the Garden

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:36

This a fantastic thread!! Music is such a personal and diverse medium and the beauty is, there's so much of it out there waiting to be discovered and listened to. Love some of the choices on here....esp some of PunkDoc's..... (hope The Damned track down the gym wasn't 'Smash It Up')

This one's been on frequent playback at the moment... and it has a garden related theme!

Talking Heads - (Nothing but) Flowers

If I'm relaxing in the garden, listening to music and 'cloud watching' I tend to listen to warm, drifting, ambient stuff ....... seems to suit the mood Three of my faves... 

Solo Andata - 'Look for me Here'

Brock Van Wey - Too Little Too Late'

Cisfinitum - District Delta

Have a great evening folks!






Don't know what this is

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 23:22

Yup. It certainly self seeds fairly freely!! Luckily the seedlings are easy to distinguish and easy to pull out. Great plant as a border filler. Grows quickly. Unique foliage and habit and interesting flowers that bees seem to love. 

Buddleia flowers?

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 21:20

Hi Fidget

Great to see another Nottinghamite   ! No flowers on buddleija here either. Mind you mine is in a shady corner which probably doesn't help.

What plant is this

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 21:43

Certainly looks like Anemone leaves.

I'm dancing with the devil! I've planted Honorine Jobert and Queen Charlotte! I like the height and spread description on Honorine Jobert as 90cm-1.2m x Indefinite!!!

slug psychology

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 14:31


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