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Replant my bamboo - or kill and start again?

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 11:41

It sounds like Sasa bamboo, as that is invasive. Fargesia bamboo is much better behaved, so I would use that one instead.

 

Fern Identity?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 17:13

It is not a fern, it is a Palm, probably the Parlor Palm, Chamaedora elegans.

Chamaedorea Chamaedorea Chamaedorea

Bamboo

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:02

Fargesia bamboo's tend not to run, so you bought the right ones. They just send out new canes further out every year. You can snap the new growth off with your hands or lawn mower so hardly a problem plant. be a man not a mouse Paul.

I would dig a hole, fill it with garden waste, compost, chicken pellets and the like and then put the Bamboo in it slightly lower than the current soil level, so the Bamboo stays damp and is well fed. It will reward you within a year or so by growing well.

watch out, watch out ……..

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 15:35

I have been lucky in not having these pests: but the slugs and vine weevils make up for their absence.

Rampant strilezia (bird of paradise)

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 10:27

Strelizia reginae get to about 6ft and Strelizia nicolai get to 14ft plus. You have reginae and if you think it is too tall now then move before it gets taller.

begonia losing leaves

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 10:23

It could be sign of overwatering: Begonia's can tolerate wet conditions if it is also in a very warm place. Cool and wet equals rot, cold and wet equals dead. So keep it in a warm spot and leave it to almost dry out between waterings.

Lawn Feed

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:47

I have scorched my grass with lawn n feed, so I no longer use it. If you avoid putting lots in one spot then you avoid the scotching.

GW T&M Free Lavender offer.

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:43

Erm, if you look at the pic the 10-12cm includes the roots, so top growth is 5-6cm.

Lawn issues - please help!

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:31

Am with Dave - it sounds like Leatherjacket grubs eating the grass roots. You can buy a water in solution to kill them in future. You can catsh lots of them by soaking the lawn and then laying cardboard or the like on top overnight and the grubs will be hiding in between the next morning. You may find a lot of them, so be warned.

hedge recovery

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 20:22

It looks like Lonicera nitida to me, so it should come back quite quickly.

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