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Latest posts by Salino

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'...


Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:19

..The Queen would not be

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 23:17 from the Queen's Sandringham Gardens...Norfolk...

..I've played around with the first two...using Picasa and vignette shadings.. it was a bit of fun - hope they don't hurt anyone's eyes...

...the 3rd photo is as it should be...  if anyone knows the silver foliage shrubs I'd like to know...I've forgotten what they are from when I saw them...



Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:53

..thanks for letting us know Fishy...I've heard that's a b***er to get rid of... or at least it's complicated but can be done if you know what you're doing...

incidentally... I got rid of Java on both my pc's a while ago as I found it was not needed - I got fed up with keep popping up telling me to update latest version... I don't think you need Java unless you're into gaming or somesuch... otherwise you can safely get rid... made no difference to my computing at all...

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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 and Everlasting peas... 
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