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Black Bamboo Fence/ Screen

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 20:59


Does anyone have a bamboo fence or screen? I'm thinking of putting on in. 

should I plant it in the ground or will it spread? any advice greatly appreciated.



Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:29

Aw great thread! I love all the dogs here! 

Here are my two Alfie & Bo



Schefflera dying off

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 17:59

The mistakes are part of the fun.


Schefflera dying off

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 17:44

Yeah they don't like sitting in water. Make sure it has drainage, a bit of gravel at the bottom of the pot. Keep me posted.

Schefflera dying off

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 17:27

I should think so, but I'm no expert. Give it a good feed when you see new growth.

Schefflera dying off

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 17:14




Hi Chad, I made the mistake of moving mine to a shady spot last year and lost a lot leaves. I moved it back to a very sunny spot at the front door. New shoots appeared where the old leaves fell. I seem to have the same problem with rotating.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:23

Ah do I not have to wait until all the leaves die back, like daffodils?


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:21

Hi Fidgetbones,

I will remember to try lidl next year, I might have fallen in love with this flower.

So does the Priscilla give the curly petals? The others I have aren't as frilly! Sorry for all the technical terms! ha ha!

Also I assume that if the are left in over winter they will all flower at the same time (more or less) I like the idea of successive flowering, but not so much the effort of digging up, storing, replanting each year.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:13

Hi ImpHosta,

I too had to pick off the dead heads while the top one we just opening, but mostly lovely long spikes of flowers. I was torn between putting some in vases so I could enjoy them in the house and leaving them in the garden to make the neighbours jealous  the weather decided for me as the wind had made them fall over. I never staked them (didn't like the look) planted them really deep in the hopes that would be enough. I think a move to the bed in front of the house will help with that next year.

I'm not sure about different varieties, I got these from Tesco (50 for £5, I think) All the first ones were the ones I the picture, now got peach, yellow and purple.

Such a lovely flower, had to patient though, took ages to come up. and weeks before the flower spike formed.

I don't think I will risk moving them until they hand died back completely, will wait for the experts input though!



Posted: 21/08/2014 at 12:24


Hi everyone,

I have grown gladioli for the first time this year. I am pretty impressed, they look amazing. I think I will relocate them next year as they are getting a bit battered in the wind.

So I am looking for any top tips for getting a really stunning display. This year I planted 2 batches a few weeks apart, which had given me a great succession of flowering, want to try 3 next year, would like to know how to avoid accidentally breaking the ones growing already, as I did this year.

Also some tip on lifting and storing would be great!

Many thanks in advance


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