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Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 19:15

...I nearly fell off my seat there Verdun.....

...I've grown Fargesia's for years and they're nothing to be afraid of...I love seeing and hearing the grasshoppers fluttering about in the summer...

...I'm not convinced Alan's 2nd photo above is a Bamboo, but rather Miscanthus sacchariflorus...a giant Miscanthus that spreads by rhizomes... it rarely flowers although there appears to be one near the base... rather Pampas like...

..often mistaken for Bamboo.... a similar one called 'giganteus' is even bigger, and will escape under fencing... although they don't 'run' as such...

Moving Bamboo

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 11:24

...as much as I like Bamboo, I wouldn't want a 'runner' in my garden, and that to me looks like one that will run...eventually... it might be Phyllostachys Bissettii... David Bisset Bamboo... commonly sold in garden centres, sometimes unnamed...

...if it must go in the garden then containment with root barrier would be a must... although quite frankly this is one I would avoid altogether....  there are much better alternatives available...

Regular contributers.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 19:04

..people do get quite defensive on forums, as in real life I think, Cowslip... but yours was a reasonable question to ask I think, being  just out of curiosity.. I've often wondered myself.... so I didn't see anything wrong with it, personally....

..you managed to get an awful lot out of people...

RABBITS

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 19:00

...no experience of this personally, but I have a whole list here of plants that are considered rabbit proof...

..just a few from a list of about 80 or so and might include those by Fairygirl...

Agapanthus, Aquilegia, Alchemilla, Bergenia,Brunnera, Corydalis,Crocosmia,Digitalis,Geranium, Hemerocallis...Kniphofia, Pulmonaria,Sedum, Trillium...etc..etc...

..if you want me to type out the rest...give me some time ..lol.

...I suppose nothing is guaranteed...

Personal Photo storage

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:55

..if you have a Facebook account then you can upload photos to your 'wall'...

you can link that account with this forum....

Kniphofia`

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 13:44

..if you want an unusual Daylily (Hemerocallis), then you might like to look at this site.... they have an incredible selection.... I've ordered one called 'Radiation Biohazard', which at £16.00 per plant, is sure to set me alight....

...there are lots of others, much cheaper...lol...

http://www.polliesdaylilies.co.uk/catalogue_Q_Z.asp

When to plant out...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 10:44

Bonemeal was, and still is, used for planting bare root roses during winter, as you wouldn't want to use BF and B at that time of year.... personally I no longer use this either...

I'm surprised anyone would want to use mycorrhizal fungi when planting Heathers as it doesn't work with them.... it's a waste of money....I had you down as rather more frugal Verdun...

....as preparations usually contain both Ectotrophic and Endotrophic fungi, which can be used with most plants...trees, shrubs, grasses....  Heathers need Ericoidal fungi which can only be got from the soil... the other two types are useless for it, likewise Rhododendrons and Azaleas... however, surprisingly, it can be used with Pieris and Skimmias...

..Brassicas are another that show no benefit...

When to plant out...

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 00:15

...mycorrhizal fungi...an almost totally unnecessary product, made for nervous gardeners - usually ladies - to part with a little extra cash.... no surprise, they all recommend it...

...almost, because it has a use if replanting where another rose had been growing, and for own root roses... otherwise just think how many millions of roses have been planted all over the world, down the millennia... without the stuff.... virtually every rose you ever see will have been planted without it.... 

...for most reasonable British soils... your rose will find its own way...remember, it's a wild rose rootstock you're mollycoddling....

..as for those other plants... I would just get them in the ground... they're all hardy and container grown... the Azalea and Skimmia would benefit from neutral to acid conditions...

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:05

Duvets....nothing but hard work...

Britain's best gardens / Britain's garden revival

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 16:28
Buttercupdays wrote (see)

... I have rugosas, Maiden's Blush, Louise Odier and Rosa Mundi in the borders and rosa moyesii, Gypsy Boy (Zigeuner Knabe)and Dentelle de Malines growing in grass and they have all flowered for upwards of 20 years with the absolute minimum of attention...

 

...difficult conditions for you.... I hope you will be able to share some photos with us, of these roses, come the summer.... I should very much like to see them...

best wishes,...

 

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..I won't be after reading this... 
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please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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