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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:19

Kept them open.....hee hee hee 

Bamboo

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:14

Philippa, yes.  Euphorbia griffithi, a lovely variety with beautiful red tinged foliage, became a nightmare popping up everywhere.  Artemisia limelight is even worse. 

Invasive plants are now banned here and new ones are always checked for such temdencies

Also a relative nightmare ..........pampas grass.  Thug like,sharp edged and over rated and under controlled generally.

Another relative nightmare .....my cousin. 

Bamboo

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:11

Philippa, yes.  Euphorbia griffithi, a lovely variety with beautiful red tinged foliage, became a nightmare popping up everywhere.  Artemisia limelight is even worse. 

Invasive plants are now banned here and new ones are always checked for such temdencies

Also a relative nightmare ..........pampas grass.  Thug like,sharp edged and over rated and under controlled generally.

Anti fungal help

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 21:00

Red,

Hygiene is the key word.  Clean fresh compost, sterilised pots, and good aeration with good  spacingshould be enough to provide healthy cuttimgs and plants.

Vine weevil evil :-(

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 20:54

Jess, yes for, perennials like Heucheras dig them up now, wash off the roots etc and make sure no eggs or larvae etc. Remain.  Then excavate the soil and remove to a tray or box and kill the grubs you see or spread out for the birds.  Use fresh soil to replant Heuchera. 

However, I do use Provado AND nematodes.  Provado during the autumn and nematodes in spring and summer.  Works for me.  

......the good guys

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:46

Did you go for the dark green one Mark?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 17:44

Dove, never knew you looked like that.....and you've retired too.  Gosh that's impressive 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 16:45

Hiya fidget, 

No I think that's just  re your helebore breeding.  I'm imto the same thing.  To develop your own cultivar is brilliant.  I want to do the same.

Tracey, I'm not bonkers    The piskies  at the bottom of my garden think I'm the bees knees........never seen a bee's knee though come to think of it. 

Can't bribe me with cake...no matter how much choc or cream....and beer.  I'm impervious to such flatulence    

 

Bamboo

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 13:01

Flowersfor bees

Difference of opinion here so look into this very carefully.  Look at the pros and cons and then make up your own mind.

One other consideration.    The cost.  Fargesias are expensive.  

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 11:39

Busy, sorry.  missed that news about your great nephew.  

I think a few on the forum have had great news about cancer both before xmas and after.

Discussions started by Verdun

Astilbes

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Did you remember to turn your clocks back?

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Yellow is the colour.......

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I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

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Last Post: 31/03/2014 at 11:13

Oh eck

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Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 16:25

An ENVY thread....

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Spam

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Allwoods

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Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 19:20

WHAT WEEDKILLER?

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

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