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Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:21

I think as has been mentioned a million times before some research and get the right type of Bamboo.  The right one in the right place is wonderful ( I am a Bamboo fan ) but, like any other plant, the wrong one in the wrong place can prove a nightmare.  Lots of scary experiences but choose well and you and your Bamboo should be happy

Potting shed ideas

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 18:09

Pansyface,,,that rings a bell but Meadow7 is going to be very tidy.  Time yet for it to turn into what we are all sadly familiar with

Meadow7......Dove is the Potting shed a "stand alone" and has to be used for everything or do you have G/H and Cold frames too ?  Do you intend to have any form of heating or just planning to keep it frost free ?  If it is "obvious" in your garden, you may want to have stuff flowering in there to make it more attractive.  Have you considered installing some form of lighting in there which would stretch the season for you as far as growing ?  You don't mention the size so a bit difficult to say how much you could do in there throughout the year.  Are you installing a "hot bed" or do you just plan to use a propagator?

You will of course need to make room for a chair so that you can sit and enjoy the fruits of your labour 

Barbadensis Miller- Aloe Vera Medicinal Plant

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 17:47

Becky9...............just empty the plant from the pot and check to see that the babies have viable roots.  If so, tease them away from the main plant and pot them up.

They like free draining compost and will grow quite large.  As someone above pointed out, they can become very top heavy so they need splitting every couple of years I find and preferably in a heavy (clay or ceramic ) pot.

Ideal plants to have as they treat a multitude of minor skin irritations

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 17:36

Gina.......what lovely pics  You obviously need a little porch on the front of your shed (for you of course as it would be such a shame to make your dog move out )

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:13

It'll likely be one of the "prepared" ones Bekkie............follow the instructions and you should get flowers at Xmas or shortly afterwards.  When it is finished, plant out in the garden.....with any luck it will flower again next year

Anemone de Caen

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:09

If they are the usual dried up corms, pot them up now and see if they come to anything.  If they look lively come Spring, plant them out

Potato harvest

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:06

Good for you.........I wouldn't sniff at those potatoes........hope you are feeling better


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:02

Thanks Fishy  Site where the winter sun shines on/through them and then you get the best benefit from their striking colours. have sunk to even greater heights

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:48

Just remember Verdun is an hour in front of the rest of us.............or an hour behind ? Can't remember which now but you don't want to be one of those early birds at a party do you

pretty plant needed for bathroom

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:45

Need a big bathroom tho Runnybeak ?  They are fairly rampant.  Still, it could be "extreme bathing/showering".....fight your way in ?        "I'm Bekkie...Get me out of here " ?

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Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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Rude but funny.

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Recommended varieties

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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

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Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Glyphosate killer in various forms

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