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Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:45

4th panda, cutting it back ruthlessly will generate suckers all over the place as bob said.  Not sure about trying to dig it up if it's been there for few years....I think it will generate suckers too.  If in an area on its own I would spray with super strength  glyphosate.  Watch out for suckers and spray them when seen.  You will have to leave this now until spring


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:37

Good luck carmic 

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 22:35

The sentiments expressed here show we are all the same...emotional, sad, regretful and respecful for those no longer with us.


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:55 iPad wants to type in Carmichael. So sorry about that.

I meant only that if you could dig deeper, break up the soil a little deeper, you could then dig in some manure, etc  into that layer.  If possible I think that would be preferable to bringing in top soil 

Clearly you are not afraid of hard work so whatever you do I'm sure it will work just fine

Verbena bonariensis. Can it be moved?

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:49

I always dig up my flowered plants and chuck them out.  But, that's because I have plenty of seedlings that have grown.  Seedlings about 3 to 9" high can be carefully potted up.  I pInch them back and leave them outside but in cold areas you can take them inside a GH.  

Serious! Really

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:45

Lily.  Thats the idea.  "I've got a song that'll get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves......".  Ha ha 

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:41

Gotta like MACAVITYTHECAT's attitude.  It's great    Laid back, man!  


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:37

Evening dove.  Hmmmmm, yes will check everything tomorrow 

What to do with a Datura

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:34

KEF,, I checked again for curiosity sake.  Seems they have separated annual types from perennial types but the name has been applied both as datura and brugsmania.  It's not the end of the world and no real need to be too technical. For me, they are the same plant.  For me, the treatment would be the same whatever technical changes have been  made.  I would certainly recognise datura and a plant sold as brugsmania as looking the same 

However, garden debate is great.  Being right  or wrong personally is not important 

A picture too would help and what does the label say tansmum?  We will advise accurately when the label is revealed

What to do with a Datura

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 20:14

Just dId a check blairs.  Change of name but same plant. 

I grew it for a while, as said, but not a plant that suited me.  Daves garden does often get things  wrong I found.  

I wouldn't be offended if I was wrong.....I'm often corrected.  

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