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Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:45

Thanks Snow.  Series record Beechgrove too 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:44

Nice Madpenguin ......and for free 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:42

Morning Dave.....careful!   Those salvias are addictive 

Personal Profiles.

Posted: 01/03/2016 at 07:39

Giving too much info could cause some real problems.  

don't give out addresses or any personal info 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 21:34

Monty, if you're reading this, Lyn would like you to "fulfill her dreams" 

Monty's back with GARDENER'S WORLDS on 4th March

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 21:29

Thanks Doc.  

Better set series record 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 21:27

Dave, impressed by your openness with your clients .....many would simply plant as per the clients' instructions.  Like you, I have warned about the tendency of bamboos to invade. 

I remember a GW (I think) prog that featured a bamboo grower and enthusiast.    he pointed to a bamboo growing several metres across the road....it had "escaped" from his land and under the road to grow elsewhere and he confessed  to not knowing how to control it or one or two others.  It was out of comtrol. No doubt it can be located online.  

I have no agenda other than to suggest people grow anything in preference to bamboo 

 

Osteopernum ?

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:57

Flumpy, they can.....depends on extent of frosting.  Leave those brown leaves on though 

Prim 

DAGNAMMIT........,!!

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 18:53

Thanks GWRS...I'll have a lager please 

Rampant bamboo

Posted: 29/02/2016 at 17:45

A local radio gardener said it too..."bamboos are shallow rooting" Dave.  The programme was inundated with calls to suggest bamboo roots had gone deep, had grown under the garage, under the patio, under a fence to emerge next door and disappearing only to appear several metres away.  My experience too that bamboos go deep 

I am aware of people having constant problems trying to eradicate bamboo.  

I cleared a large clump of bamboo many years ago......it was growing in a clay soil and    part of a  boundary.  I removed deep, deep roots and borrowed a trailer to cart the lot away.  Where space is tight removing bamboo is almost impossible.

the moral is "don't plant bamboo" unless you know you have a recognised clumper 

Discussions started by Verdun

Lupins a'flowering

 
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Inspiring or what?

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IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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Is there any better foliage ?

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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 17:01

He's a notty boy !

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Thought for Lyn

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Brrrrrrrrrrr

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Last Post: 16/04/2016 at 15:47

More haste.......

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HAVE COMPOST SUPPLIERS UPPED THEIR GAME THIS YEAR.

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Campaign to save the pain of.....

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Value or not?

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Last Post: 31/03/2016 at 22:04

Go large or divide again....

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What the hellebores is going on?

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DRAT, NOT AGAIN

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Robins holding up business

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