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How do you all know so much

Posted: Yesterday at 21:39

Hear hear. I'm very grateful too! 

Ground elder! Advise urgently needed!! Help

Posted: Yesterday at 20:46

i have a similar ground elder problem and reluctantly agree that glyphosate is the way to go. I have borders that it is not feasible to dig up the shrubs due to their size. Plus it's everywhere round here so it'd only find its way back in.  I'm taking it in stages and pleased that I now appear GE free in one border (although waiting and ready to attack if/ when it comes back. ) Have now commenced on the next. am blitzing GE when it appears.  Am using various techniques to avoid getting chemical on wanted plants: deciduous plants I strip the lower leaves, use cereal packets to create a "tube" to spray down, couple of smaller plants dug up and quarantined like Busy Bee.  Like dogfish, though, I expect ground elder will just be part of my gardening routine - hoping that I can get on top of it like I have in the one border.

Unknown Plant

Posted: Yesterday at 20:35

Hey Alan,  it was £75.  He used the stem injection method- insert needle into the cane and inject very high strength glyphosate.  They waited til end summer to do it as then most effective.  In the meantime I cut down and burnt it all, then let the shorts regrow and it was the regrowth they hit.  Now waiting to see how it goes this year and whether we'll need a repeat. Hope that helps.  

How do you all know so much

Posted: Yesterday at 13:14

Yes, it's amazing how much can learn.  I've been around about a year or so and have definitely come on  - I find that I can now identify many of the plants people post, I have an opinion when people ask for advice, and when I was given a new gardening book last week I found myself tut-tutting and diasgreeing with some advice in it!

My friends and family dont seem to have quite so much faith in my ability though.  On multiple occasions it's been pointed out what magically has appeared in the garden / alongside my house's roadside, only for me to point out that I would know about it already, given I planted it....

I'm getting a greenhouse soon (on order - sooo excitied) so hoping to do more seed growing and propagation, and proper veg garden.  So expecting to learn much much more over next few years. 

Also, I read that microbes in the soil improve brain function and mood - so the feel good factor from gardening is scientifically proven. Good enough reason for me...

HELP! Rapidly growing plant / weed ??

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 20:05

hi newbie,

suggest have a look at other thread "unknown plant" by Dlearious for some advice.

good luck


Too cold for jasmine?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:18

It's the star ones I'm tempted by. Sounds like there might be one suitable then.  

What online nurseries do people use?  I'm currently using crocus.



Expensive gardening mistake - help needed

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:09

Oops, a guilty of skimming.... 

Ta, Panda.

Expensive gardening mistake - help needed

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:57

I just sooo want to see a photo of and post fix snaps please Hartley! 

Too cold for jasmine?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:56


new pergola noes erected. I'd like to grow Jasmine climbing up one of the posts but concerned that plant details seem to say not completely hardy and advise growing against wall.  

So wondering if I should stick to a rose/honeysuckle/clematis combo on the pergola and leave the jasmine on the short list for the wall space.

I'm norfolk so we do get cold here.  Although not much rain.

Ta, Noodle

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:09

Sycamore is my headache too... 

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