Tim Burr


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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

 

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 23:09

Don't know what it's called, but here's what BBC sent out in February for 'contestants,

 http://www.nsalg.org.uk/members-news/contestants-wanted-for-bbc-gardening-programme/

and it seems like GW were also planning something.  Dont know if both connected...

http://www.nsalg.org.uk/members-news/bbc-gardeners-world/

 

Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 22:59

I hedge trimmed mine back quite hard last year.  It went mad in Spring, with red leaves all over it.  Best it looked for a couple of years.  I've just hedge trimmed it back again this year, but not as hard.  I suspect I'll be trimming it again before end of September.  It just won't rest.

They can be very hard pruned and it will regrow.  It may take about 3/4 weeks to respond, but it will.  They seem pretty difficult to kill.

mildew-on-aquilegia-leaves

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 17:08

Have discovered mildew affecting Aquilegia leaves. Newly planted this year in my woodland corner.  Other plants (fern, hostas, hellibores) in vicinity not affected. Cut off all the leaves? I've left it go to seed.

tool-of-the-day

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 17:05

Hmmm, the more I think of it....sounds like a wise choice! 

Any recommendations? 

my-lobelia-is-being-destroyed

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 16:13

I had a red stemed lobelia in my pond.  Heaven knows how they managed to crawl across the water from the edge (along the bottom and up?).   The stems were a good 7/8 inches away from the side and sitting in two incheses of water, but slugs still managed to get onto it and have a field day with It.  Decimated.  Never attempted to grow it again.  Convinced slugs must have parachuted in.

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