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Posted: 26/10/2015 at 07:25

Morning aussie Pat and all

are the mornings getting LIGHTER?  This morning I didnt need my torch as I took Spike whereas last week it was dark.  Very strange 

not sure of forecast but it's warm, cloudy and dry right now

fiddly tasks like dealing with seedlings drive me up the wall Pat.  Sounds like you're winning though 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:42

Yes Tetley mine is seemingly a bit different.  I will try to post a picture tomorrow.  I have a single stem rising from low foliage.  

Mine spent the summer in a pot awaiting planting, along with a lot of plants this year

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:19

It is a lovely foliage plant.......the flowers won't last too long.  

Jo, in a tub it will need good compost....john innes with prob dried manure added.

i think it's hardyness will only be established after a full winter.  

Size?  The tallest part is where its flowering, mine about 80 cm. this stem is way above the rest of the plant.  I will remove this stem after flowering this keeping it compact and anticipate several flowering stems next year.  there is not enough info about this plant so comparing notes will be useful 

Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:06

Active growth in this case relates to the effectiveness of glyphosate ......of course.  Here I have many plants in active vig growth too. 


Posted: 25/10/2015 at 22:02

Yes that is aconitum Newboy.  

Since you have a toddler in the garden I would dig up your plant.  

Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:18

nothing to do with temp or sunshine.....this is a hormone weedkiller that works only when plants are in active vigorous growth Road Apple Stew. 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:14

Photina Red Robin

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 19:10

Nice when grown well though.  

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 19:08

Not for me though Snow........tender or not it will be fine here.  

Ah! Seemingly careless with my terms but I think it has more to do with the iPad Tetley 

Couch Grass / Twitch Weed

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 18:56

Glyphosate is useless right now Road Apple Stew.  

However,,digging couch grass etc is very effective.  


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