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My plant supports are shooting and have taken root!


 Hi, since I put Mr Muck compost down everything in my garden has gone bonkers! These are the supports I bought from a local nursery for my sweet peas.  They have started shooting and are well and truly rooted.  I can't dig  it out - as this will disturb the plants underneath.  Any idea what the canes are - I don't think it looks like bamboo or willow and do you think Weedol or similar on the leaves will get rid of it?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,987

    I think it is willow, probably Salix caprea. I'd chop off all the growing parts as they appear and dig them up when the sweet peas are finished

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Sue & MuttonSue & Mutton Posts: 120

    Thanks nutcutlet   image

  • how funny is that !!!  What is this Mr. Muck compost and can I get it here in the US?

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,561
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • Katherine WKatherine W Posts: 410

    Ah ah! When I was young and innocent I made a little fence of braided willow twigs around my strawberry bed... I think they are still trying to cut all the willows from that garden! image

  • WeaveyDaveyWeaveyDavey Posts: 575

    I've 'grown' numerous hardy fuchsia, buddleia, hebe and willow from plant supports. If they have good form, they get potted up when I clear the beds at the end of the growing season and used as 'infill' within the dedicated borders. What's not to like about such fortunate occurrences??

  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    Serendipity (happy accident) it's called.  My daughter's horse had an unexpected foal many years ago - we called her Serendipity image

  • WeaveyDaveyWeaveyDavey Posts: 575

    YEP!! DE: That's the word I wanted to use - but could I think of it???

  • this made me laugh image

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