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Bamboo your thoughts- FARGESIA NITIDA/Asian wonder

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 13:19

I have had a few Bamboos over the past 12 years. Fargesia Asian wonder has just got very thick and well wall like. I hardly get any shedding. The tops get wind damage but apart from that they are uninvolved.

Bamboo your thoughts- FARGESIA NITIDA/Asian wonder

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 12:04

I have Asian wonder and it is a thick screening variety that grows slowly outwards and does not send out massive runners like Sasa or pseudosasa.

Bamboo in containers

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 08:56

You can keep bamboo in large pots. They need to be large to stop them from falling over (top heavy) and to keep moisture in. You will need to water all the time as they are from areas with very high rainfall and give a general feed.

How much water should I be watering Canna?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 13:36

In warm weather and climates they are bog plants. The weather has been cool, esp at nights, so I would not overwater them and mine are all covered in cloches still. 

Re the rotting one, if you have any hydrogen peroxide, if you dilute it and dip the Canna in it that normally stops the rot quickly.


"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:05

I have said it a few times: there is no such thing as a free offer: there is a cost somewhere and you have to think, would I pay £6 for this in a garden centre? The answer is normally no.

acer help pleeeeease.

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 17:03

I agree with Logan - they bleed sap if trimmed now and often bleed sap until they dieback. Just wait till first frosts.

Repotting an acer

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:45

From a pot to a pot I see no issues but avoid overpotting.

My neighbours dont want me to use my land to grow a garden

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:10

Good luck - it sounds like jealous people who will give up in the end.

No one gets through a thick spiky hedge like blackthorn and it grows fairly fast, so I suggest that, it is also a good for wildlife and as a wind filter.

Wood fibre

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 17:54

I tried Wood fibre compost. My idea was to use it as a mulch but I really did not like it, it felt poor, like really bad compost mixed with wood bits. I added it to the soil instead and I think that is its role - an additive to soils and compost rather than a stand alone product.

Frost damage

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 12:56

I would cut off the leaves but leave the stalks of frosted leaves. They will eventually turn black and fall off themselves but will be providing some nutrients until they do.

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