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Weekender: Gardening: Questions answered.

QCan I put weeds I have dug up on my compost heap?

AAnnual weeds, such as chickweed, fat hen and annual nettles can go on the compost heap provided they are not setting seed. Perennial weeds, which include Couch grass, Bindweed, Ground Elder and Marestail should not be composted.

QI planted a thornless Blackberry two years ago and I have noticed that this year some of the stems have come up with thorns on. Why is this and what should I do?

AThe Blackberry is demonstrating a form of reversion. The plant is trying to return to its original form.

Reverted growth tends to be stronger than the growth you actually want, so it is important to cut out any thorned stems as soon as you see them. The cut should be made as close to the ground as possible to avoid wasting the plant's energy.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Aug 24, 2002
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