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Fargesia nitida overgrown

Posted: Yesterday at 20:10

I have a beautiful Fargesia nitida (Chinese Fountain Bamboo) in the back garden but it is now covering far too large an area.  The base is a clump of about 2 to 3 foot diameter, with the arching stems probably covering nearer 8 to 10 foot diameter.  I want to reduce the overall size, without destroying the plant.  Any idea what the best way to tackle it is?

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 11:01

Dovefromabove, I have no objection to advertising hoarding etc being on view.  I'm quesitoning why the BBC actually does the advertising as I stated above.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 08:52

You're right Wintersong.  Why does the BBC, which is supposedly not a commercial channel, start every programme with "The Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by......."?

How can they get it so wrong

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:10

We're a little island with a big atmosphere passing over it, simples

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 19:09

I loved Tuesday evening's coverage.  The designer in a huff because he 'only' got Silver Gilt and Joe also sniffy because the judges clearly didn't agree with him about which were the best gardens.

A note to both of them - if you want to be the person making the decisions get on the judging panel.

It also amused me that they were surprised that there could be a greater point difference between two Gold Medal gardens than between a Gold and a Silver Gilt.  It's simple maths and logic.  A garden needs to get x points or more to get Gold.  One point less and it's only Silver Gilt.  If you tried to follow Monty & Joe's logic every garden would get Gold.

Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:03

I share WillDB's view that used responsibly glyphosate is unlikely to be harmful to the amateur user.  Many of the tests are done using massively high concentration of a product, levels which would rarely be found in the real world.

Children keep pulling up plants!

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:50

I was thinking along the lines of gaffer tape, but I think that might be frowned on these days

grass paths

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:48

Would a strimmer do an acceptable job instead of a mower?

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 17:32

I was at the Malvern Spring Show last week and overheard somebody saying that Malvern is the longest established show of its kind but only gets one half hour programme when Chelsea get a full week of coverage, why?  Good question.

I accept that there aren't the number of show gardens at Malvern, but the floral marquee improves every year.  Maybe a bit more work by the organising committee to pull in some of the exhibitors who only do Chelsea and things could change.

Then again, Malvern isn't in London!

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 15:27

What I have noticed recently among young drivers is that more often than not it is young women who are more aggressive behind the wheel.  Forcing their way past other vehicles, racing away from lights etc.  As I say, it really does seem only to have happened recently, ie the last few years.

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