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Tree Advice

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 18:28
Hi Frances, i was wondering how wide it would get, though i expect a light prune would keep it fairly slim. Come to think of it...i could do with a light prune myself after Christmas

Bamboo

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 15:09
Its a shame they get bad press Fairygirl, with some care when selecting they can really add to the garden.
There are some dwarf types of bamboo, also suitable for pots.

Tree Advice

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 23:37
Thanks Dovefromabove, i have just checked it out. It says a grafted tree will suit a pot well...so job done

Tree Advice

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 23:27
Thanks Frances, that sounds a great idea...love the description "like a waterfall over an umbrella." I'm running a dry river bed through the gravel and it will fit in really nice.

Bamboo

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 19:00
Oh no, don't dismiss bamboo...i like my bamboos.

Rhubarb...i love it in crumble but when i tried to move it in the garden it just would not stop popping up in its old position. Suppose i shouldn't complain...more puddings...lol.

Bamboo

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:22
Its strange how individual experiences vary. I have never had a problem with watering or them blowing over in pots...perhaps because i use large heavy pots, i don't know. I have certainly found the clump forming bamboo to eventually fill the pots completely and even crack one around a couple of feet wide, which may well be just natural spreading, though i would agree that Fargesia is not as vigorous as some i have tried.
One advantage i have found from growing in pots, is they can be moved to a sheltered place in winter. They are surprisingly hardy in most cases, however, i have found they do tend to go brown on the leaf tips if left in a windy situation.

Bamboo

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 23:26
I have some bamboo's growing in big pots but they do tend to be a bit droopy and hang forward rather than screening...as i really wanted. Don't trust them not to spread even if they say clump forming...mine are and still try to escape their pots.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 23:19
Oh yes, they are spikey as well Wendy...so wear thick gloves if you decide on one.

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 23:18
Hi Wendy, i have grown lots of plants in pots as my garden is not huge. I find its possible to grow almost anything in pots and its much easier to change them occasionally.
How about a Pyracantha for that corner, they are pretty tolerant of town pollution and fairly drought resistant...if i sound like i know what i'm on about don't be fooled, its just that i put one in last year...lol.

Tree Advice

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:59
All very interesting as i'm also looking for a fairly compact tree for a small garden. I'm developing a (kind of) Japanese theme out of a gravel and patio garden. The winter flowering cherry sounds really like it may just fit the bill.
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