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  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    I'm just hoping that my white japanese anemones stay in their pot - they were evicted from the garden for bad behaviour. The pot is surrounded by concrete, so I'm hopeful....

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,050
    obelixx wrote (see)

    It's funny isn't it.  I like the plant but have a well bahevd clump of the pink stuff that isn't invasive at all.   I would dearly love to have some of the white but it just won't grow.   I have deeply fertile akaline loam which varies from well drained to boggy and the stuf fthat grows for me isin a shady, dampish bed that only gets full sun from 3pm between the equinoxes. 

    Good luck with getting rid.  I can sympathise having my own problems with the usual suspects - creeping buttercup, nettles, thistles, couch grass and mare's tail which all love my soil and grow with gay abandon no matter how much I weed them out or paint with glyphosate.

    I'm the same as you Obs. My pink September Charm is well behaved. I've only split it once in several yrs, purely because the clump was thin in the middle. I have small spring bulbs growing on top of the clump as it's always late in restarting, so a doyble use of the space.

    I would love to grow the white Honerine Jobert, but it just doesnt like 'me'. 3x I've tried, no luck. So now I just remember the little front garden full of it just by the entrance to St Catherine's college, Oxford. J.

  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Hey Obelixx do you want some of my white Honorine?  Growing EVERYWHERE, can't dig it out fast enough!  But it's gorgeous.  We're on alkaline clay (south wales, clay over brash flinty stones) and on north facing slope so same problem of no sun between november and february....

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,875

    Thanks Rosie but I've tried several times with no success and don't want to kill off any more.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Are there any other good whites? I've had 2 goes with HJ and the second looks very iffy. I have a pink that's doing OK but way off invasive (as yet) though it's been with be several years.

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes Posts: 2,050

    I shouldnt have 'spoken' so soon......

    I've discovered that the one in the Ashwood hellebore bed is a THUG!! Quite a few bits now in council wheely bin, a couple of bits in pots for daughter- brave soul. I plan to reposition some more 'bits' into a currently 'empty' patch from where I've nearly removed a Viburnum Tinus- the soil there is very impoverished, in shade & If it takes, great! Cant remember variety, but it's worth a try.

    I checked on my others, all showing nicely now & being well behaved. J.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Is wild swan a single Verdun? I like the singles best

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,483

    Well, just discovered that  it has split a weed suppressing membrane sheet and is growing in the gravel path. Rather annoying.

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 15,138

    My thugs (that are not recognised weeds) are Virginia creeper (grows across the flower beds and up the middle of shrubs) and periwinkle, which is trying to take over my biggest border, growing over everything else. Have to dig up plants to get the periwinkle out of their roots.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
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