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Crabgrass in Lawn - how to get rid?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 10:15

Any idea anyone?

Clematis Pruning - When should I do it?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:02
Ah now that you mention it and looking at photos it's definitely a Montana.

So a general good tidy up would be best after its flowered? In places it's not attached to the trellising anymore so does need training better for future growth to get best shape.

I'll get a photo of it up and see what people think I can do with it as it's almost filled the trellising that's currently there

More Plant ID's, Your Help Please

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:45

Thanks everyone.

With regard to the Hebe, its just getting too big for its area is in and blocking light to the other plants in the flower bed.

Do you think my options are just leave it or remove it and replace? Or can they be pruned slightly rather than very hard?

Clematis Pruning - When should I do it?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:29

Our Clematis has always flowered in the 2 years we have lived in our house and looking at it yesterday there are some new leaves and buds growing which is great.

However like I say we didn't do anything with it for 2 years and the previous owner of the house hadn't either so as a result its looking a bit woody and leggy.

The question is when do I prune it. It generally flowers in May time this one so I have identified it as a group 2 Clematis. I am thinking of cutting back hard to almost the base after its flowered but not sure if this is too drastic and the right way to go. There are quite a bit of dead wood but not sure if I should prune these back whilst its activity growing. 

So basically should I prune back hard or just tidy it up when its finished flowering?

More Plant ID's, Your Help Please

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:24

Hey Guys

Since we had nice weather yesterday spent most of the day tidying up the garden and cutting few things back.

There are couple of things that I even left last year and want to get them sorted out this year.

First off is this shrub, didn't bother doing much with it last year but its getting messy and blocking light off other plants. I am not sure what it is and should I cut it back so it will grow a more desirable shape?


 Next is that I got two plants growing in the corner of a flower bed and not sure what they are. Any ideas?


 Next is this plant. Now I know its a French Lavender as I planted it last year but its looking a bit worse for wear. I presume this is dead and shouldn't look like this at this time of year. Doesn't appear to be any new shoots or fresh growth on it. It surprises me if this is dead as I always thought Lavender is quite hardy.



Crabgrass in Lawn - how to get rid?

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 09:17

Sorry fixed the photos again, let me know what you all think.

The first photo you can see the strange grass on the left hand side and the grass that it seems to be invading on the right.

The photo below it is a close up of it, horrible looking stuff.

Crabgrass in Lawn - how to get rid?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 21:16

I've finally got round to getting some photos of it and here it is



What do people think?

Crabgrass in Lawn - how to get rid?

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 10:57
Yes looks very similar although mine might be different if it's usually in USA mainly.

Will get photos up asap

Crabgrass in Lawn - how to get rid?

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 08:52
Hey everyone I think I have an invasion of crabgrass in my lawn. I didn't realise it was crabgrass until did a bit of research but seems I have and it's got larger in the last two years since owning our property. I will get a photo up as I would like other people's opinions if it is crabgrass. I would say it's about 15-20% of the lawn is crabgrass, so how do I get rid of it? Shall I just returf that area or re-seed or battle it?

Shrub / Bush ID Please

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 23:10
OK cool, thanks for thr help everyone. Will give it a good chop tomorrow. Chop back hard like Hostafan states and hopefully will come back looking nice this summer.

Dovefromabove thank you, really big fan of hellebores. Not sure which variety it is, will check.
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