Speedwell Plants

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  1. preparing your plants for winter
  2. do you cut royal candles down for winter in NE?
  3. weed
  4. Weeds or seeds
  5. cutting back veronica mix
  6. Invasive flower in garden
Asked by sharon burn on July 29, 2011
Preparing Your Plants for Winter

I live in Alberta. I have no green fingers. However, they are doing well. Could you let me know how to tend for my flowers in the winter?
They are: Red fox Speedwell,  Labrador Violet,  Hemerocallis, Dogwood Silver,  Spirea,  Thrift,  Pearl Wort, Daylilly,  Monarda,  Sweet Woodruff,  Snow in Summer,  Blanket Flower,  Heather Allegro, and also Baby’s Breath.

Asked by clanc113 on November 16, 2013
Do You Cut Royal Candles Down for Winter in NE?

Just need a reminder about these plants/flowers…

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AnnsGreeneHaus

We always cut veronica back to 2-3'' after frost had taken it down. We mulch with pine needles or oak leaves...something that will not pack and smother the plant. This article might help too: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/speedwell/speedwell-in-the-garden.htm

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Asked by dody on May 18, 2016
Weed

It’s some kind of speedwell I think. Prostrate plant with tiny leaves and tinier white flowers. What I read is all about lawns but this is not in a lawn – it is in walkways and about to invade shrub bed with azaleas. I am afraid to use 24d because of the azaleas. Can I kill them with a torch?

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roseman

You may need to do the torch treatment more than once but yes you can use a garden type torch to get after them, especially in the walkways. What I do is to go over them quickly with the torch one day, then the next day hit them with the torch again for a longer time so as to burn out the now scorched and drying foliage. Keep a safe distance from all preferred growth/plants and keep a close eye on where the flame is directed. If distracted, shut the flame off so as not to accidentally wave it in a wrong direction. Also, do not use the torch on walkways that are made up of plastic covered decorative pavers.

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Asked by moiramount on June 7, 2016
Weeds or Seeds

Can you please tell me what this is I have growing in two of my tubs? I have not planted them up yet, so this has grown from last year. Is it a weed? The leaves feel rubbery and it’s very compacted to the soil.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It appears very much like Slender Speedwell.

http://www.lawnweeds.co.uk/slender-speedwell.html

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Asked by klozewski on July 19, 2016
Cutting Back Veronica Mix

I was given a speedwell-veronica mix, which I just transplanted. Can I cut back the plant around 6 inches now? Or do I wait till fall and, if I do cut it back, will it rebloom or is it done for the season?

thank

kathy drzonsc

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Prune it back in fall or early spring.
Veronica blooms all summer but will not rebloom.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/speedwell/speedwell-in-the-garden.htm

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Asked by Seabird500 on April 14, 2017
Invasive Flower in Garden

I have speedwell in my garden that was planted by the previous owners. It is well established. It is overtaking the whole yard and popping up even in the lawn! How can I get rid of the flower without killing my good plants and be “green ” at the same time? Thank you Patti in Kentucky

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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