Tim Burr


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Crocosmia

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 15:30

Bit of a tangent, but why are the corms of a Crocosmia so expensive, especially when it is so prolific and spreads everywhere so easily?  They can be as much as £5 for 5 corms.  Quite shocking really.

Spawn 2014

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 23:54

Two lots of frog spawn yesterday, and another lot today.  First time I've had it after populating small urban garden pond two years ago with tadpoles from a friends small garden pond.  Didn't know frogs took two years to mature before they can breed.  Well chuffed. Modern housing development with postage stamp (10m x 15m) of a garden in Woking, Surrey.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:35


This was fluttering around my garden today as I was having an after winter tidy and getting garden ready for another year of gardening.  Landed on my gloves I'd taken off.  Not sure if it's a moth or butterfly.  

Bamboo in trough

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 19:15

Thanks for that.  I'll have a go tomorrow.  I'll start to thin out first, taking out the spindly shoots and see what's left, and then take out the tallest ones that overhang into neighbours garden.

Thanks FairyGirl - the trough is at the side of the patio that is at the end of the side passage to house.  It a bit of a wind tunnel up the side passage so I put the bamboo in a trough to stop the window rushing into the garden.  The bamboo takes a good beating from the wind but it does stand up to it - guess that's why it's called Robusta! 

Bamboo in trough

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:53

So you're saying I need to cut it down to the ground?

Bamboo in trough

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:34

Thanks fidgetbones.  Don't want to lose it completely, just the top four feet or so.   It's swaying over into next doors garden and don't want to be anti-social.  Might take out some of the weaker stems though at ground level.

Bamboo in trough

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:22

I've got a bamboo (Robusta, I think) in a wooden trough.  After copiously feeding and watering it for last two years, it has reached over 10 feet in height.  Glad its not in the ground.  I want to gain some control over it.  Would it respond well if I lop off its height?  Somebody once told me that bamboo is just like any other grass so I can trim it back without too much harm.  Is that true?

Cats

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 17:18

No.  Best if we ignore it and then it will disappear into the midst of former postings that nobody looks at......

 

 

knotweed-for-dummies-please

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 15:52

If knotweed had been left to grow in a garden for 35 years, the only thing you're likely to find in yours and for gardens all around is knotweed.  Both you and everybody else would know about it.

Discussions started by Tim Burr

Powdery Mildew on Laurel Hedge

 
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When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

 
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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 22:19

The Decline of Bees

Apparently, its all our fault! 
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Laburnum Trees

 
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Black Aphids on conservatory Yucca

 
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Last Post: 08/05/2016 at 13:47

Name of the blue flowering plants on GW (Friday 6th May)

 
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Does Bamboo (Fargesia Robusta) Regrow its leaves

....silly question time! :-) 
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Last Post: 01/05/2016 at 12:41

Monarda still in slumber

Not stirring from winter sleep 
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Downsizing a Bamboo

Overgrown its trough 
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Glyphosate based weed killers (i.e. Roundup et al)

Are you still using it? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2015 at 23:10

Planting Yucca in Ground

Plant these above, below or halfy halfy!! 
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Photinia Red Robin trimming

Too early/too late to trim back 
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Relocating an Acer platanoides 'Crimson Sentry'

Wrong tree in the wrong place 
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Last Post: 27/04/2015 at 00:08

Hard pruning a Mahonia

What to do with the cuttings 
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Camelia not growing, but otherwise health and flowering

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