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Latest posts by Salino

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:22

lol.!..oh I see ..sorry...I thought neighbour had to be in there somewhere...

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:19

..I like them, but you can't have everything...and they're not currently on my make room for list... might be next season...

My tropical garden

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:17

..I find Gardenweb can also be problematic...however, I think there's more to life than a photo... best wishes...

Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 12:12 advice would be to think in terms of something a little smaller than what you have in mind... you don't really need huge trees or bamboo's for that situation... large deciduous and evergreen shrubs, with a small tree mixed in here and there... for Bamboo's, if this is really what you want, I would only consider clump formers such as Phyllostachys aurea or nigra....and Fargesia robusta or rufa...  on no account plant Bissettii or any other type... also I would not plant any Bamboo closer to a fence boundary than 3 foot away, as I would need all round access to chop off spreading culms, as even clumpers do need a bit of control after 5 years or so...

..although control is easy for these types...

..incidentally, I have no idea what NDN means here... to me it would mean what American Indians often refer to themselves NDN = Indian... or Native American...


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:33's good to know that there is something out there that deals with it...thank you... although I have paid for security suite..which ought to.... but even so, this can always be used as an additional backup I think, as it doesn't conflict....working as it does in a different way...   I have read that the latest version 2.2, seems to be causing some people problems... and they prefer the earlier one....

Container roses

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 23:24

..if anyone is interested, I note that besides garden centres, Crocus are also doing 50 percent off container roses right now...lots to choose from...all the Austin's etc.. 4.99...   needless to say, I've just bought


Posted: 22/07/2014 at 13:15

..impulse buying again today..couldn't resist the much mentioned Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'... got in in a 10 Litre pot for £12... so already a good size and it's absolutely gorgeous... I can't resist plants when they are just coming into flower like this, looking so young and fresh... bought an attractive container for it, for time being...

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:58

..Japan suffers tsunami's and Brazil has more lightening strikes than anywhere else in the world... not for me.... we have a great maritime climate here and usually proper seasons... I like that... wouldn't want to live, or garden anywhere else... for seed sowing...well, we just dig a little hole and pop them in..

My tropical garden

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:30

..I think for gardeners in Australia, somewhere like Melbourne or Tasmania might be better... more traditional European style I'm told...

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:24

..English rose 'Thomas á Becket'...


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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 and Everlasting peas... 
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