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what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 12:14

At last!  someone to comfirm what I have said.  Well done Gertie 

The last of the Bordeaux mixture

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 11:59

Pansy,  I know how you feel.  Frustrating.  Countless more serious issues for Europe to deal with. 

what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 11:55

Tetley....dont have blood pressure issues nor am I overly concerned but if I think there is a problem I can forewarn about I will become animated . I will warn, advise etc but then what people do is up to them 

people who grow invasive bamboo, euphorbia griffithii, types of artemisia and others usually know they have a problem.  Houttynia is worth the red flag but, hey!  Tetley, it's almost hot here and I'm reeeeeeeelaxed 

what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 10:18

Hey Folks!   This is a very, very, very invasive plant. 

Yes, bulbs will grow through it.......!!!!! 


(A neighbour wanted a piece of mine few years back....mine in a pot in the pool.....and I warned her not to put it in the garden.  "It's ok, It's lovely.  I want it to spread" she said.  It took over her back garden ......"lovely" soon became a "nightmare". )


Posted: 12/10/2015 at 08:13

Hello forkers.  Sunny pleasant morning...yet again.  How are all going to cope when it does rain? 


what is this??

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 08:08

Connie, how long has it been there?   This plant should never be in the garden

at this time of the year try to dig it up.....scour the surrounding soil for roots and remove them all.  Be prepared to spray new growth in the spring and several times during the summer

you can grow houttunia chameleon in a pot........moist soil and a saucer under the pot as I do.   Or grow in a pond.  

Weed Killer

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 21:21

It is too late now Road Apple Stew.   

Geranium Problems

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:38

I've recently cut back a whole bunch of pelargoniums hard back.  Two to clean them up and then to take up less space.  

Watering should be minimal now.  clean the pots, plants and compost of all dead and decaying leaves and debris that can harbour pests and diseases.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:33

Revamped border is just about there now 

Hibiscus needs pruning

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 18:31

Yes, good time to prune it hard back now and it wont affect next year's flowers 

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