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Posted: 23/01/2014 at 22:49

Thanks Verdun I will look into miscanthus.  I was a bit worried about the

bamboo being invasive, it was just a neighbour suggested it might be useful.

I don't want an actual hedge, but just a screen. 


Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:55

Hi - I need to know if bamboo is nature friendly in the UK - having no pandas

around here I'm not sure if it's really ethical to plant bamboo?!!


I need your help!

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:45

Hi Hannah - Just to wish you success with your project.  Last year I began a small

wildflower garden on a private patch of lawn near to my home, which I'm hoping to

expand this year.  I loved seeing all the bees and butterflies on the wild flowers 

I'd grown.  In my back garden I have two hedgehogs, one little woodmouse which I

feed on peanuts, lots of different birds which have grown very tame during these

winter months and one toad!  

Would like a artificial grass course recommendation please

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 21:34

Ditto punkdoc  and ditto Nutcutlet! 

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:57

Thanks a lot for that Dove.  I don't often get to a farm shop as I don't drive but I'll get 

my OH to take me there this weekend, to see if they have Baby Gems.   It just it shows it can be done, but perhaps it doesn't pay the growers if they try to

grow too much lettuce here in the winter months  - I love salad all the year round

but I expect lots of people don't like it in the cold weather. 

Welcome to the fruit & veg forum

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:26

This is probably a really dumb question and, if so, I apologise for it in advance!!

Can anyone tell me why none of the commercial  fruit/veg growers in this country grow cos (or similar) lettuce under cover in the winter?  I am so fed up having to eat

tasteless, flabby, imported lettuce in the winter and don't really like the bags of

mixed salad leaves in the supermarkets. Also I like to eat British produce as much

as possible - so please can anyone answer this question for me?


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:06

Thanks so much Bob - you're a star!  

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 22:01

When even when you're hooked on watching Sherlock Holmes, you still can't resist

having a look at the latest post on the forum.


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 21:23

Thanks a lot Bob! 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:53

Thanks Nutcutlet - There are quite a few azelias in gardens just a little way

from here - I'll have to get a testing kit from the g.c. to be sure, otherwise I'll

get a nice big tub.  

Thanks to you too Bob - If you ever remember where you got your shrub, please

could you let me know.   I think bilberries leave blueberries in the shade when

it comes to flavour.....but that's just my humble opnion!!!!





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