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Bambo like plant

Posted: 11/10/2012 at 13:10

I would leave them as is for now.  In spring cut about half of the stems down to ground level and new stems will grow from the base.  The ones you leave will shoot from buds along their length

Bambo like plant

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 16:14

As always there are loads of common names, that's why the latin names are best.  Pheasant Berry is another name for this plant.

Bambo like plant

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 15:07

I think it's Leycesteria Formosa, also known as Himalayan Honeysuckle.  It can grow quite large but you can prune it hard.

Hostas

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:57

I would leave them.  The leaves rot away very quickly and will feed the plant.

Fork Handles

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 10:16

Jean, could the bird you saw been a Sparrowhawk?  They are quite large.

Allotment Dilemma

Posted: 03/10/2012 at 15:35

If a business changes hands the existing t&c's would have to apply for a set period at the end of which new negotiations would take place.  If your contract states a size I don't believe that they could change your plot size without your consent.

Newhouse and new to gardening, plant type and general advice please!

Posted: 02/10/2012 at 12:48

I think your first picture is a Eucalyptus.  The second does look like a smoke bush, Cotinus coggygria.

making leaf mould

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 14:33

I would make sure that the top is not covered as the leaves do need to get wet to speed rotting. 

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/09/2012 at 09:54

Flobear, why not ask your neighbour if you could take a few cuttings.  I have never managed to get the seeds to germinate.

beetroot eaters

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 14:23

Slugs love beetroot so they could be the cause.

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