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    Hey Marco, have you got any verbena bonariensis in your garden?



    It is a fabulous 'achitechtural' plant, we have quite a few around the garden.

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    Hi Alan,

    Yes, we used to have some of that, but no longer do so. If I remember it had a rather pleasant perfume, and I believe that some soaps are made from it

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    I think they are what the rest of us call 'weeds' Architectural weeds, of course.
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    Certainly a tad weedy at back of it. There is wild and WILD!
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    ha, don`t know those but just spent several days trying to rid a garden of bamboo.....oh my goodness its fast growing . had to lift rather a lot of slabs to get it out
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    I've got a fair bit of that weed that leaves little 'bobbles' all over my clothes (and the dog). Can't remember what it's called. It seems to die out fairly quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifinutt View Post
    ha, don`t know those but just spent several days trying to rid a garden of bamboo.....oh my goodness its fast growing . had to lift rather a lot of slabs to get it out
    I lived in a place where the garden was becoming over run with Japanese Knotweed. Supposedly one of the most resistant plants to any chemicals and major threat to the UK environment, as leave just one tiny piece behind in the soil and it will grow back in months. The landlord got in gypsies to get rid of it and whatever they did it worked and it never came back.
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    Got horsetail... Its survived since the dinasaurs so just about impossible to kill. Anyway if others have it then the spores just come to you anyway... Its got some uses though, and makes a great pan cleaner
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    Cool Hollyhocks visit Marco-Towers

    These rather lovely Hollyhocks have recently just sprouted out of the blue in our garden......





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    Got a few of those metal trailer stakes myself.. Used to use them in greenhouse..in 2 pieces. Plants look healthy
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