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Latest posts by blairs

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:12

My problem with bamboo in pots is the smallest gust of wind and even large pots fall down. Not much fun picking up a soaking wet bamboo in gale force winds.

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 13:48

The potted bamboo looks like Pseudosasa japonica, which is invasive and best in a large pot. It is confused with Indocalamus tessallatus which behaves itself, so it is worth double checking if you have a label or receipt.

christmas tree

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:57

Yes, but think about future size, so place it well.


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 12:13

Kniphofia northiae is unusual and evergreen Maggie. It is also suitable to a large pot.

Privacy Issue

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 20:59

LOL Dinah. Most nurseries and GC's have trade cards. You need to be a business to get one and the discount of course. This time of year loads of these places have good discounts for all. If you know of any then make a new topic as I think it is something we would all be interested in.

Privacy Issue

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:26

Why can't you post web addresses? Everyone else does...

Eucalyptus Tree - should it stay or go?

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 22:39

".. Loved it for its silvery look, long thin trunk and lovely rounded leaves - and evergreen so great for screening"

As per the above, coppice it every year and you will get what you wanted and stop the roots from being problematic.

Privacy Issue

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 18:27

The 'law' is normally a fence of 2 metres/8ft next to a public highway. The average fence is 6ft tall. Placing it on a 4ft wall give 10ft but still a 6ft fence...

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 17:10

I love to try germinating difficult and rare seeds. I would like to try Wollemi noblis but it seems it is not available in the UK

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:20

Hi Verdun,

A 10L of Soft Caress is for sale via Coblands for £25 delivered:

I certainly recommend them and their plants and 10l should be a large well established plant.

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