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Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:56

Roundup does not kill bamboo once is is established.  It goes deep and runs and runs and runs.  You will not be aware of its vigour until you see it popping up somewhere.  

some bamboos are clump formers but the majority are not.  

Google your bamboo.  We have had discussions on the forum too.

Ironically, bamboos usuallt struggle in containers .  


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:38

Think again about planting this bamboo silverlight.

It WILL run. It is HIGHLY INVASIVE.  No amount of root restraint will comtrol this bamboo

You may,think you have a large garden and enough not to be a problem but you will find in a few years you have a nightmare of a problem.

scared you?  Check it out 


Posted: 19/09/2015 at 07:57

Hello forkers 

lovely sunny morning but cooler now. ........  light mists over the beach 

prob continue with revamping a border later

emjoy weekend folks 


Posted: 18/09/2015 at 21:00

Supernoodle, not seen gw yet but I disagree with Monty.  Heleniums grow fast and large.  Plant 3 and you will need lots of space.  I,have quite a number now and they are all big plants.  planted now and mext summer you will have a 5' plus bushy and wide flowering beauty.  

So, save your money 

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:48

I resemble that Fairy.....I am not a hopless old tart! 

Tetley .....did get a little boring in tne end 

Lily Regale?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:29

Lillium regale is the best scented and most beautiful lily for me.  Meadow, the lack of scent and your description doesnt smack of the regal lily.

agree with pansy...have a word 

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:19

Few crossed posts there.  

I use glyphosate on GREENERY. Ivy,,which to all intents and purposes will be WOODY......the way I'm suggesting treatment.  Also ivy resists glyohosate anyway and Ive rarely found it effective.   incidentally,  glyphosate will still work on greenery down here but in places where it's colder it prob wont work now until spring

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 19:13

Resolva works on green tissue, doesn't it Fairy?  sbk works on woody growth.  As Tetley I strove to say earlier......glyphosate is not effective on wood and I have suggested the woody bare stems are painted not the leaves

weedkiller needed for ivy

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 15:52

Crafty ozwig .....impressed 

Weed membrane good or bad?

Posted: 18/09/2015 at 15:48

Spot on Lou.  That's exactly,what happens.  I have had to dig out masses of long, long bindweed roots after lifting membrane.  

bindweed has such reserves that it is a difficult plant to control without chemicals

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Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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