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ID this plant

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 13:27

I thought at first it was a type of grass such as Arundo donax. The cane is  bamboo like but the leaves not right for Arundo.

Dracaena is a possibility - trying to find a pic of fresh trunk to check.

Thanks everyone!

ID this plant

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 11:07

Can someone kindly ID this plant? Came with a flower bouquet and roots quite readily.


Easy to grow tree

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 10:56

Japanese cherry trees are no maintenance and provide all year interest.

Greenhouse base

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 14:44
Fleurisa wrote (see)

Blairs -  wouldn't a wooden base rot?

Heat treated outdoor wood last for decades...possibly longer than the GH will.

Greenhouse base

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 11:10

It is easier if you use a wooden base to secure the GH to and secure the wooden base to the ground. Slabs work if the ground is dry and sunny as the slabs should retain some heat, gravel if the ground is naturally damp as it helps with drainage or a mix of both slabs and gravel!

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 11:02

They do have a tap root but I find it does not go deep until the flowering stalk emerges and so can be moved before that happens quite easily. I think that is where some people worry about moving Foxgloves.

Cats in the graden

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 16:49

Just put lots of sticks in the areas where they poop and dig. Simple as.

Can I move a foxglove now ?

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 09:19

They need some sun to grow well and will grow large in full sun with damp soil. I have moved them a good few times with success everytime - just do as the above.

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 09:17
Edd wrote (see)

I could mention the bedroom tax and lack of one bedrooms properties but we would just fall out and argue.

Kind Regards


What is wrong with the 'spare bedroom tax'? It has been in operation in private rents for years and it brings publicly provided and subsidised housing into line. Try getting housing benefit for a 3 bedroom private let when you only need 2. There has been too much noise on this subject and little fact. 

Rhodo vs Azalea

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 17:29

I never knew that either but often wondered!

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