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Latest posts by Salino

Which type of Bamboo to plant?

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:45 have a nice big garden.   The plant you want is Fargesia Robusta 'Campbell variety'....  it will take about 4 years to reach the height you require but is a clump former which means it's easy to control.   The rhizomes spread gently, about 4 to 8 inches outwards from the base when established and easy to spot as they turn upwards through the soil (rather than run underneath) and can easily be pruned off, but for the first few years you needn't worry about it.... I think they're gorgeous especially for the larger garden...


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:06

..I'm not keen on getting officialdom involved as it leads to bad feelings and I think they would be bound to know it was you...  I would have to speak to the allotment neighbour again, in a firm but friendly manner and discuss the issue...the fact you've already mentioned it means they are aware to some degree....I might even offer to help with the watering on occasions that I was there, but couldn't do this every's their responsibility....   I would also print off a copy of this:-

..and hand it to them just to give some advice on the matter...

..meanwhile,...I'd probably carry on giving them fresh water myself, as often as I could, until the situation improved...couldn't see them go without...

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:38

..I remember Kathy Kirby too, perhaps a British version of America's Doris Day, although I'm not sure if Kathy did much acting.... she sang a cover version of Doris's 'Secret Love' which included the lines....''Now I Shout It From The Highest Hills, Even Told The Golden Daffodils''... that Bob Flowerdew quote and so true...

My border

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:07

..gorgeous...almost psychedelic..

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:47

'Prunus serrulata albo-plena'.... that's the name of it... wish I had room for one...

A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:30

..I'd like to think  only copy and paste I'm afraid...

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:26

Hi Runnybreak.... sorry I've only just seen your post above..., it's not a painting, but a photo I took one Spring at the Botanic gardens.... it's a flowering cherry overlooking the lake there...   I'm rather flattered that you thought it was a painting.... perhaps I should have said ''yes, it's one I did earlier'''s a gorgeous tree.... I did know the name of it but forgotten momentarily...




End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:56

..same here...although I reckon I've got another 6 weeks or so yet, before I shut up shop....


A couple of questions for Uni

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:55

.an easy questionnaire apart from that.... please do feet and inches next


Get well soon Nigel!

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:53 I don't like Monty's garden much.....the dog is the best part...

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Larch Cottage sale

..some lovely plants.. 
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Dartford Crossing new system case you're not aware... 
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..if you love gardens... 
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Do you grow Aconitum's?

..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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