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Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:14

Oooh Jo..........that's a bit are implying a certain intelligence in assuming an ability to read.  Not very PC  is it ?  Give your wrist a smack right now

Need some help with what to plant

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:02

Farenheit or Celsius, I think your part of the world is more extreme than we can claim in Britain.  We do wet and reasonably warm quite well..........throw in a fair few grey days and you have our average climate

You may get some more useful info from gardeners in N E Europe or S.Canada maybe ?

Looks like you have a fair space to fill and an attractive one to boot so best of luck

Tree Fern

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:44

If your summer house is frost free, you shouldn't have a problem.  

If not, wrap the trunk with insulating material, put some dry straw in the crown and cover the whole with fleece..

You don't need to water it over winter.

Frog Sanctuary

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:38

Good for you Pippin..........the frogs are moving out of ponds now..........makes walking in the garden turn into hop, skip and as well as the frogs


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:32

Nutcutlet.............I've never known so much angst over wormcasts.  My" lawn" which I suppose if I am honest, is really just grass and other stuff, is lush and green and beautiful.  I don't have wormcasts ( could be the worms can't see over the top ? ).

As for "too much goodness" ?  Most people would die for that problem.

I admit I was thinking the effect might be on Bullet rather than the can only hope 


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:26

Nutcutlet/ beat me to it 


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:24

You say it is having an effect ?     Could you expand on that ?

Repotting Bamboo

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 17:06

You could try getting hold of some of those large heavy duty plastic barrels and cut them in half.  Punch drainage holes in the base,and sink into the ground half way.  You can disguise the part above ground easily enough.

Not all bamboo do happily in containers but I have 2 planted as described above and provided you water adequately , they don't seem to be suffering unduly.  I also have 2 just stuffed into old compost sacks and they are happy too........not that I m recommending that method by any means

Sweet Peppers

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 16:17

Granma..........let us know the instant yours start to ripen in the fruit dish.  I'm not convinced but will be really happy to be proved wrong

Lyn..........yes, they do need a long season......I just wasn't able to provide it this year...........bad management I guess


Posted: 25/09/2015 at 15:59

Must admit I don't know Bissett bamboo so best to take the advice of those with experience of this one.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

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Ideas/Recipes appreciated. 
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Anyone growing this ? 
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Kindle e readers

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Anyone growing this one ? 
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