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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.

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.

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