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Knowing when to stop

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:43

Only sure fire way to eradicate bindweed is with glyphosate ......apply to any regrowth during the summer and again if necessary  and it's beaten.

My garden was full of it....my neighbours have it still.....but now not a sign.

A friend will not allow weedkillers on her patch so it's digging up bindweed.  It's impossible ..pulling it simply breaks up the root into lots of segments that each makes new plants.  I have thoroughly and meticulously cleared a plot of bindweed only for it to regrow again from tiny missed pieces 

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:22

Very nice chicky. ......very nice indeed 

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:20

Apparently slugs go for echinaceas when foliage is young and tender.  Now they should be unpalatable for them. ..?

I have had a problem with Vintage Wine but I think I'm winning this year. It's looking promising having repeatedly cut back potential flower stems.........

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:11

Lyn, love,your penstemons.  I have several ...from cuttings last autumn.....penstemons  ready to flower but still in their pots.  Dont quite know where to place them.  Prob plant a group of them and remove something else.  ???

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 19:06

MrsG You really should visit the "star" thread.  One of our most popular posters started it 

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 17:26

Looking good tho Lyn 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:58

Sorry to hear that Busy.  

Limp lettuce

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:36

Lindsay, try the torch at night method for slugs.  Pick any you see for a night or two and you will have good lettuce 

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:33

Salino.....with your new grass?  Echinaceas are good for wild gardens as well as "tidy" ones 

Outdoor girl.  Sounds excellent. In a mass like that especially. Only a girl could do that with pink 

Fidger, almost lost summer sky....a favourite and a toughie...this year.  Yes, slugs   were the reason here too.    Bit late dealing with them but now they are ready to flower again.  

Pansyface, try cutting them back.....sort of Chelsea chop?.....and allowing them to flower only when nearing the longest day thus building a good root system first is the way I thinkI

Word on the weather.........36 degrees according to my car thermometer at 2 today. Very, very hot in my walled garden .....don't worry folks if you want it cooler cos I just bought a load of ice creams and lagers.  It will rain now 

Limp lettuce

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:22

Lindsay, get them outside now. 

Only in  cooler seasons would you grow lettuce inside. 

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