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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Change of Plans

26 January 2011 17:53:07
East Bed 26/01 work in progress

East Bed 26/01 work in progress

Had in my head to finish off the south bed but plans changed as I started into the east bed. This bed was over run with Lysmachia last year which James spent hours digging out and then we replaced the soil and replanted but as the summer progressed so the Lysmachia reappeared so I think that I'm going to lift out most of the herbaceous plants and possibly even the smaller shrubs and then spray it kill it off. It's a bit of a pain to have to do this but while I like a bit of Lysmachia I don't want to constantly be trying to remove it. If anyone has any different suggestions on it's removal please let me know. I lifted out delphinium that needed to be repositioned and also Nigra Hollyhocks now potted up in the tunnel also lifted the various dahlia that had performed so well last year think they may need to be replaced won't make that mistake again they'll be lifted in the autumn before the frost. So the plan will be to continue to lift out plants and pot them up until the bed is ready for replanting.


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Periwinkle Periwinkle 26 January 2011 18:31:49

Cloncaw, you have a big job on there. Is that Lysmachia the yellow loosestrife? If so you are right to get rid of it as it can really take over.  You got a lot of work done, good for you!


Rachel Rachel 26 January 2011 18:33:52

You are right to do it properly now. Spraying is the way to go I think.


Jacinta Jacinta 26 January 2011 18:35:22

I love Lysimachia. But maybe I will understand what you are talking about in a couple of years. I have a small garden, so I hope I don't end up with JUST Lysimachia in it! Hmmm you got me thinking now!


fran m fran m 26 January 2011 19:13:22

Spraying seems the way to go for sure.


Lìga Lìga 26 January 2011 19:34:47

I'm too about spraying...:)


Hosta Hosta 26 January 2011 22:18:40

I have the same problem with it Geraldine, going to have to resort to spraying I think


Cloncaw Cloncaw 26 January 2011 22:50:01

Must be quite resilent as it was spot sprayed last year when it popped up but think this is the only way to deal with it hopefully for the last time.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 29 January 2011 09:01:05

Good luck with all your change of plans,Cloncaw.


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