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What tree is this

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 08:13

Dave is right, they can take -5C at best. I cover mine with fleece and it is in a sheltered spot, so is fine. If it is just wind damage (it may well be though I do not like the grey colour in the pic) then it will regrow.

Seed Swap/Give Away

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:05

Edd, the problem with that link is that is has over 1130 comments and now you have to navigate lots of pages to read the newest. I think a new topic is required for 2015.

What does this mean?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 19:18

For Sweetpeas you can sow a few seeds in one pot to get a thicket of them to grow, so it sounds like that is what they are selling. Given that there is 5 plants in each plug (to get 30 plants) I would guess 30-40cm distance between plugs. Train them up a post.

Should I plant conifers now (Mid Jan) or wait for it to warm up

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 16:38

I was wondering if a Blue Spruce or a lime or yellow colours conifer would pick up the area.

Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora - poorly!

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 15:28

You will find that it either comes back and regrows of rot sets in and it slowly dies. I do find Kalanchoe quite tough plants.

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:00

Yes Salino, quite right. I never opened that photo - it certainly looks like Miscathus giganteus, at least as it looks in winter!

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.

Kniphofia`

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 12:13

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

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