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Can anyone ID this Plant Please?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 00:09

..I'm glad you like it... it's a plant I love to see from afar, but when I get close up, I keep asking myself why I've got it...  it's one of those plants for me.... but it's deservedly popular really... it should seed itself readily I think...

Can anyone ID this Plant Please?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 23:21

Verbena bonariensis.... everyone seems to be growing it these days....even I've got

Bamboo for a balcony screen, which can be kept below 150cm?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:55

..that's good... apart from 'nitida' that Bamboogie has highlighted... my favourite would be one of the Fargesia rufa' named 'Green Panda'.... I find it has luxuriant foliage that appeals to me..although they're all quite nice... see what you think...

Bamboo for a balcony screen, which can be kept below 150cm?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:48

..I think they die after flowering...but don't flower for a 100 years so don't worry about it... the problem with Fargesia's..much as I like that they are slow growing...which is a bonus in later years, but when you want something instant, you have to pay quite a bit to get a plant with immediate height...or place it in a tall container maybe... most plants will only be about  2 foot tall and in my experience take about 5 years to reach 6 foot...

...that's why, in some instances...I go with  pity you don't like them..but I fully understand...

Advice for Spreading Plant

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:38

..I think planters look nice using decorative chippings to cover the soil... I wonder why you need a fabric covering too...?  I don't use that personally but suppose it would be alright....I would find it a bit superfluous in this case...

..I have Geranium 'Rozanne' in containers on it's's too vigorous in the ground for me... but perhaps I wouldn't use it with another plant in the same pot...prefer to see it on it's own really....

...I also have a planter....a trough shape...but a good size... and in mine, instead of the Clematis you have...I've got a rose that I will use as a short climber..there is a frame behind it, attached to the trough... with this rose I have planted Deschampsia 'Tatra Gold'... an ornamental grass.. Uncinia rubra...another grass... 2 Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'.. at corner points, and 1 each of Helianthemum 'Ben Fhada' and Lithodora 'Grace Ward'...

...I have used decorative chippings 'Autumn Gold' to cover...

..I think that's enough...and it looks quite'll get better in time and if something takes over...then it will come out...

Bamboo for a balcony screen, which can be kept below 150cm?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:19

..agree about the Fargesia... but that's a very nice balcony you've got there.. I wonder how you protect the furniture from the elements...?

..if it was mine, and I could afford it and this isn't a cheap option, I would go for an artificial plant and place the pot in a container of my choice...propping it up if necessary to get the required height... one of these perhaps...  saves a lot of hassle..

Plant Hunters Fairs 2014

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:32

..I don't know that one, but I hope you have a lovely time... sometimes I get one of these Plant Fairs locally, which I think is similar.  This one won't be near me, but perhaps it is for you...?,-nr-abergavenny.aspx


Prevention Better than Cure

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:38

obelixx... what do you think of Benjamin Britten...? I've just planted it and I'm getting mixed reports...

......the good guys

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 13:32

Indeed... and good to know that about Hayloft.. you would think in this day and age, where we can broadcast our experiences far and wide... that going the extra mile would be essential for any online business...

......the good guys

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:53

..thanks Verdun...I wonder how many other people are getting the wrong plants...

Victoria...yeah, I do think you have a point..a voucher would have been nice too but I'm just pleased to get my refund and be done with it... I won't be going back there, that's for sure..

...amazingly, the rose I suspect it is..the dog rose, is their most expensive variety... even in the sale it's £3 more to buy... incredible really, for a plant you can see in any hedgerow...

in fact, that's where mine is heading... I shall leave it until the winter, there are lots of lovely lanes near me full of these, so I shall quietly dig a pit and plonk it in.. where I walk my dog, so I can keep an eye on it...

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