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Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:14

it was the red colour Dove.  There is quite a lot of knotweed down here and the stems have that colour and tend to grow like that.  the bindweed I see is nothing like that.    I bow to your superior knowledge folks . Glad to be wrong.  Hope I am. 

Andy, it is amazing.  Such a small country yet we in Cornwall are so far ahead of things we see in gardeners world.  The programme tells us what is appearing in the garden yet we have it going over....

Is my palm dead

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:07

I would water and feed.  It's not looking too bad Paulette 

palms do have a habit of dropping old leaves 

Low Growing plants

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:05

Agree with that Punkdoc.  

Low Growing plants

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:50

Assuming its reasonably sunny there Wills, how about dwarf hebes?  Easy care evergreens with coloured foliage and spring/summer flowers.  I would also add a couple of grasses like stipa tennuissima or carex like Buchannii or a libertia like Goldfinger.  Or a red phormiums like the dwarf Dazzler, a bright red/maroon low growimg form.  Santolinas with their mounded silver grey aromatic foliage would look good there. Even lavendar.  Or a dwarf pittosporum like Tom Thumb..purple/black evergreen.  

With those white rocks a mixture of those plants would look very classy 


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:40

They can severely undermine a plant's romits  with their channels, nests etc causing soil to dry out.  I'm guessing your broom is in a very dry spot...?  Ants also farm aphids  thus causing foliage problems.  I would soak the area now and then

Is my palm dead

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 16:37

Hard to say without a picture Paulette.  

Best uncover now.  Is it in a pot?  can you post a photo?


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 07:33

Morning folks

Sunny again.  Feeling warm already but more breezy. Think it's the last of the wall to wall sunshine days for a while 


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 23:42

I pinch out everything.  

you have a tray of them 6" tall Prim?  I would pot them up and pinch them out.  Plant slightly deeper in the pot.  They will be fine.

Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 23:38

It does look like Japanese knotweed to me folks.  Hope I'm wrong 


Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:11

Mine done couple weeks back.  In trays indoors.  Transplant into boxes or pits when 3" or so high. Mine put into pots today. 2 weeks or less they will be planted out  

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