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Bindweed

What is Bindweed? Hedge Bindweed (Calystegia sepium) often referred to as Wild Morning Glory,  is an invasive species that chokes plants in borders by twining around any plant shoot or cane. Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) also known as Creeping Jenny, is a smaller plant with white or pink flowers which rapidly spreads in bare soil and long grass. Appearance Hedge bindweed has pure white…

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Himalayan Balsam

Introduced to the UK in 1839, Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) is a non-native, invasive species that spreads quickly. It is most commonly found on riverbanks, streams and wetlands, but recently it is appearing in gardens. The explosive nature of its seed dispersal means they can travel approximately 4 metres away from the original plant. When growing near water, the seeds can…

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Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a large, clump forming weed that spreads rapidly.  It is one of the world’s top 100 invasive species. Left untreated this plant can spread relentlessly and can cause damage to property. Appearance Starting from early spring bamboo-like stems, form shoots with a red/purple tinge. Its small bright red shoots look similar to asparagus. Growing taller towards the summer, Japanese knotweed starts to sprout deep green,…

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Mares Tail

Mare’s Tail (Equisetum arvense), also known as Horsetail, is a highly invasive, deep-rooted perennial weed that spreads quickly, forming a dense carpet of foliage that can overwhelm other perennial plants. It can be a huge frustration due to its invasive nature. Appearance Mare’s Tail (Horsetail, Equisetum Arvense) appears initially in Spring, with brown and green stems and a cone like…

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  • December 20, 2017
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Working With Nature

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  • December 20, 2017
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Hybrid Plant

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  • December 20, 2017
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Home Gardening

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  • December 20, 2017
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Colossal Cabbage

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  • December 20, 2017
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Tree Plantation

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Dogs in the Garden

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