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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree totally Greengage and I actually did think you might comment on that aspect. A weed is a weed unfortunately and there were thousands of other weeds mixed in there too so I thought it better to get rid of them all before they go to seed. However I did not spray the ones at the edges, only those in the growing area.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We will agree to disagree with our different approaches to plants growing in the wrong place. Life is too short.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Virtually every plant we grow in our gardens started as a wildflower somewhere in the world.

I loved your wild flower meadow.
Why not go with the conditions and grow what is very happy rather than fight nature all the time.
Some corn flower, Phacelia etc in there would have looked stunning.
A real wild flower meadow.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Four answers as to why not SS.

1. I don't own the ground, I rent it.
2. I grow vegetables only.
3. It was an accidental wild flower meadow and grew on a part of the garden that I decided not to grow veg on this year.
4. If I left it to its own devices then I would be over run with weeds next year.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Four answers as to why not SS.

1. I don't own the ground, I rent it.
2. I grow vegetables only.
3. It was an accidental wild flower meadow and grew on a part of the garden that I decided not to grow veg on this year.
4. If I left it to its own devices then I would be over run with weeds next year.


Fair point.
If you are renting plot that is different.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your going to leave it barren next year consider planting Phacelia it can be dug in as an organic fertiliser and controls eel worm for the spuds. its only a suggestion I sense your tetchiness.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I leave it barren I will go hungry!!! I will look into that Phacelia, thanks. Might put it in the barren area and rotate the area that I grow in.
Not tetchy at all, just explaining my reasons why I sprayed it all.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super option, I did not even know it. Thanks, I will know for the future.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phacelia tanacetifolia...up here they plant whole fields with it.
Just glorious. A green manure crop...they plough it back in.
Also see it in gardens a delightful flower. Insects/butterflies love it.
For those who do not know it see...scroll down

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=phacelia+tanacetifolia&rlz=1C1GNAM_en-GBGB687GB687&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjS5Kyri_LVAhVmJcAKHTe9AgMQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=759
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: What is this plant please Reply with quote

Stachys palustris / marsh woundwort .It is generally grown in Eurasia but has been introduced to North America also.
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