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Clearing Lilly of the valley.

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 23:55


Lily of the valley is a thug when happy.  It ironically takes ages to establish and can be impossible to grow sometimes.  

I'm now removing lily of the valley....every piece I see....after a few years trying to grow it.  

There is no doubting the love affair some have with lily of the valley and that removing it is somehow disrespectful.  However, digging it out is the best way.  The roots are easy to see especially if the bed is to be cleared for other planting.  

Is the ground wet? Does it drain well?  Lavendar  does need excellent drainage ESP over winter and plenty of bright sunshine.  So if the ground is suitable I would dig in some grit if you intend to plant lavendar there.


Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 21:03

Those commas, Artjak, are because of this has a will of its own.  Changing my words, etc.  So really that makes me even more special Easier on the desktop though.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:57

Had a meeting about my mum.  Dont know what to do exactly.  She seems content but has deteriorated with memory and speech issues.  The residential.home will decide but I may still decide  against moving her.

I felt sorry for Botham.  I don't really know what I would do if my mum didn't know me but I couldn't just forget her and leave her simply because she didn't know me. We are all different though's difficult to judge others 

Hey folks.......reading all these posts and hope all of you suffering get good news or strength to cope


Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:40

Nice Supernoodle.....nice 

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:57

Sad Christmas Roses

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:56

Cannot keep my Christmas roses for more than 2 years

However, if I grew them again I would do so in pots.  John innes and mushroom compost topped with grit.  Partial shade too

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:52

Thought you had eaten all that bamboo Panda 

Dwarf Dahlias

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:50

Yes I have grown it.  Didn't like it at all.  A bonsaid dahlia,,for me, looks odd even freakish.  

However, they should not get attacked more by slugs, snails or caterpillars.  If your plant was a bit below par pests will be drawn to it and not because it is a dwarfed variety. 

is it too late to overseed my lawn?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:46

Yes sow now.  Cover lightly. It will germinate quickly right now 

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:44

A gem?  Hmmmm!  I guess I am really 

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