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Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:28

...quite a nice small pond but I find it lacks charm... due to the surrounding high fence and messy plants, although that may improve in time.... the fence does detract though for me..... not a patch on Fairygirl's photo of a few days my opinion...

...and I'm afraid that 'Herman Munster' lookalike would just have to go.... sorry..

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:21

...I saw some of these in my local garden centre today, price about £40, but very tall... nice golden yellow stems...   they have an AGM [Award of Garden Merit] so they should have been tried and tested under UK garden conditions to get that award, and have obviously performed exceptionally well..... without having to go to any extra trouble... to be honest, I wouldn't worry about it too much... lots of plants that cause problems in warmer climates are less problematic here....  just trying to reassure you there...

..this applies to Phyllostachys aurea [golden bamboo]...

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 16:13
landgirl100 wrote (see)

Salino, what plant are you talking about?

..Euonymous 'Emerald n Gold'... the one referred to in Lunar Jim's link...

Will my euonymous climb up the fence?

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:43

...I've got this plant growing up a wall, next to a blue Ceanothus....  it does cling to the brick wall, it sticks to it rather like Ivy does but not as adherent...gusty wind might dislodge it... however it takes its time and for a year or two some of the stems seem to struggle to hang on there... but after nearly 4 years now it's growing away.... I'll take a photo later so you can see... I'm not sure how it would cope with a wooden fence, it might not be able to get the adhesion necessary... but worth a try...

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 10:36
Verdun wrote (see)

Salino, I planted a forsythia in memory of family member for reasons you gave ....the right time of year, cheerful and reliable flowerimg.  It is planted in a memorial walk and underplanted  with early white daffodils, crocus etc   It may be a common plant but it is lovely 

..oh, that's nice... they can be lovely when underplanted with bulbs like that.  I feel they need some other companions to both tone down the bright yellow and to enhance it at the same time....if you know what I mean... incidentally, when I lived on the south coast, I had a variety of it, don't know which one, planted full sun east facing.. that had the most glorious autumn colour to rival most plants at that time of year... I wish I took a cutting before I left... or knew the variety... I wasn't expecting that from Forsythia...

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 00:48

..I shall have to disagree with one or two members here and tell you that, I think in this country you should be alright with it... it is only considered invasive and rampant in warmer countries than this one.... here it forms a very compact upright plant... it isn't especially 'golden' though, some of the leaves are a lighter green....   the plant you have bought is correctly 'Phyllostachys Aurea'....

... if you're really worried but wish to keep it, you could buy perhaps 2 metres of Bamboo Control System, which you place around the roots, so you would need to dig it up and replant... about £15... from the Urban Jungle website... who describes this plant as:-
''Excellent as an upright, non-invasive specimen with bold, billowing upper foliage''.

I think if it was mine, I'd give it a chance but keep my eye on it.... I might not plant it right next to a boundary fence though...


Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 22:48

..for something easy I would plant Forsythia, which is just coming into flower right now, - bright yellow flowers -  and underplant with Crocus 'Remembrance'...

Is now the time to move a rose?

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:55

...I agree with much of the advice in the link above, however I would suggest that it's more for experienced rose gardeners who are willing to take the time and trouble...  for Dave1962 here, the short answer is 'Yes', move it now or any time over the next 3 weeks or so... it will be fine for you...


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:22

...I can rarely be ar*sed with seeds so this not a syndrome with which I suffer unduly... however there is a container grown relative that afflicts me very badly, at all times of year..... some hope of a cure is provided by a nagging husband...

Snowflake Variety

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 18:31

...Galanthus nivalis 'Flore Pleno' I would say....

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