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Posted: 02/03/2015 at 22:17

Fire island is a variety I bought last year.  Weak growing then ....well it was a small,plant to start with......but I have high hopes for it this year.  White feather would not grow well down here either...light levels are so high that even light sun would bleach it.

charley,,the virus is something that wont just go away.  No cure and, apparently, is highly contagious

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 21:22

Barry, digging up bindweed is worst possible action to take.  With respect, anyone doing this, no matter how dark it is......roots will seek out the light.......will simply propagate dramatically

Dwarf Buddleia Buzz - how easy to buy?

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 18:40

Yes, they are available on line.  I have buzz Ivory.  Lovely shrub.

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 13:38

Pretty much the same regime Lulu.  However, there is a stronger glyphosate spray and prob best to use this.

Unhealthy hebe

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:29

Peanuts, just think they won't grow much after October outside.  They are a little tender or at least can be spoiled over winter and if planted in spring will grow fast and develop some toughness before the following winter


Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:22

Sorreeeeeeeee Hostafan.  Thought you must be male with such superb knowledge...............oops!  Better make my escape

My efforts

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:20

Better than taking photos Luke, show off your products.  of course, ask to speak,to,the manager.  And stress local product.  Priced reasonably you could make a penny or two, or three.  Good luck.

Bindweed Roots

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:16

Bind weed really is easy to eradicate.  I've done it.  Others too.

spray it when there is a decent amount of new growth in early spring. Glyphosate will not work in the winter, etc and needs actively growing foliage to be effective.  A dry day is essential...... 6 hours or so needed after application.  Then during the growing season spray any new growth seen.  3 or 4 times right through to early September will be very effective. Any new growth seen in the following season should be treated.  I have no bindweed in my garden despite having plenty of it a few years back.

New hedge

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 08:03

Pittosporum makes a nice hedge and fairly quickly. Yew ........planted 60 cm not as slow as many think and is thick and attractive, esp the yellow varieties.

I too have a mixed "hedge" to one side of my veg patch......kept to 4 or 5'.  Includes lonicera nitIda baggesons gold, prunus cistena Crimson dwarf, euonymus emerald and gold, potentilla, Rosemary and golden privet.  Sarcoccoca in there too.  Makes an attractive edge all year round.

Discussions started by Verdun

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

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Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Last Post: 17/11/2015 at 06:29

Just a suggestion...

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Last Post: 13/11/2015 at 17:37

Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Last Post: 12/11/2015 at 10:18

Drat those chains.....

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Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 09:35

Wot's it all about.....?

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Last Post: 08/11/2015 at 18:32

"Experts" we go again

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Last Post: 20/10/2015 at 23:23

Best late flowering clematis?

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Last Post: 18/10/2015 at 23:19

What new plants will you be trying?

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Last Post: 21/10/2015 at 20:07

White foliage?

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Last Post: 16/10/2015 at 19:39

Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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