Tim Burr


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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.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 17:23

Well, according to the weather forecast today, should have rained from mid-morning and nonstop till this evening.  Put off trimming my laurel hedge this morning and went out instead.  Came home 4 hours later and no sign of rain.  Still dry At 5.20pm.  I don't understand how with all the technology the weather men STILL get it wrong.

 

Pass me the sea weed someone.

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 23:13

Found it.  Going to be called "The Patch"....(apparently)

http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-plots-great-british-bake-1982104

 

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Coral Spot on Rowan

 
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Extremely sickly looking bamboo

 
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Powdery Mildew on Laurel Hedge

 
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When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

 
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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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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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