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Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 3:11 pm    Post subject: three cornered leek  Reply with quote    

Just spotted some growing out of the top of the compost heap - anyone know if it is transplantable? I wouldn't mind having it as a permanent fixture - but not in the compost heap. I believe the seeds are spread by ants... I was hoping there was another way?

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

best way to find out is eat some and plant the rest

Mithril



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd risk moving it. But then I'm looking to buy some

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Take care where you plant it, it's very invasive and on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act in England and Wales i.e. don't plant where it can escape into the wild.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Take care where you plant it, it's very invasive and on Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act in England and Wales i.e. don't plant where it can escape into the wild.


hmmm so it is -perhaps better if I dig it up and eat it.

Finsky



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have planted mine under black currant bushes where its growth is kept check.
It will grow in spring and I keep using it....and once the bushes turn green cutting the light out, they will stop growing and disappear till next spring again. Just like nature does it with spring bulbs..

They've been in their current spot for few years now and the clump has barely spread further..give them more room and less challenging 'bed' and they will take over.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's rampant here. I must have dug up a million bulbs this winter and I still missed some! Some of this was under trees and bushes.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

interesting that I was reading that NT at Greenway are having a fight with it - we went to the beach this afternoon to a NT car park - there was lots there too, right by the newly landscaped path...makes you wonder if it is travelling on NT people.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hmm. What conditions would keep it healthy-but-contained?

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 14 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It grows between the cracks between the path and the wall in the park here. It doesn't seem to need much room!

Finsky



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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 14 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sounds like they don't like competition....and the soil under my currant bushes has plenty of it... I don't keep those areas weed free...far from it


Or..maybe it is because I usually tend to drop pile of mulches on top of them in late spring...never seen single flower from them yet..no seeds.
Where as wild garlic...oh well....that is another story..though they don't get 'blanket' over them..

madcat



Joined: 24 May 2008
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 14 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's gone mental on the boat moorings and spread. Some came home with me and has got away in the garden . I'm planning a blitz on it . Very pretty but invasive.

lettucewoman



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 14 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ah. Always thought that was wild garlic! whoops.....

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 14 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

now I have started looking for it, have noticed large areas of it by roadsides etc - we have a little dotted around here and there - but not on an invasive scale - so perhaps not the right conditions for it?


sposed to be nice made into a pesto - but I don't have enough to try it

Mithril



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 14 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

So, my plan on buying some for a small / medium garden might not be wise?

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