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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 20:55
DyersEnd wrote (see)

I've been thinking about it.  Does that count?

..well it does for me Dyers.... I've gone a little further and ordered some Lavenders online...  anything else seems a bit uncivilised right now....

Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 19:46

..who is Dolores Umbridge...?

What would you do with this huge garden?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 19:39

..spectacular.... and if I wasn't a gardener I would aim to keep it that way... most people would be impressed by that view.... in purchasing the property I would hope that I made allowance for buying an appropriate mower so I could attend to it during summer...but that certainly wouldn't be every week...

...a garden that size would put me off...for's just too big and would cost a fortune to don't get the bug too much... keep it as nice as it is....and you might want to move on in a very few years so wouldn't want to spoil it...

 ... my Greyhound would enjoy it too... when he's not doing this..


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


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 19:00 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

...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....


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

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... 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...

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