Verdun


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from pot to garden

Posted: Yesterday at 00:00

A programme about bamboos was featured on GW  where an expert grew several varieties .  He admitted to being unable to control some  of them.  One especially had travelled from his,property under a road and into adjacent land.  he spoke with some surprise?  

I have no doubt that bamboos will become the jap knotweed of many gardens .....sooner or later.  They may cause immediate problems or cause issues when deciding to move.  They have a reputation for,good reason .  I think some have become complacent about their bamboos preferring not to face the reality of the triffid in their gardens...........

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 23:48

Matty Tasman Tiger is best not flowering in my opinion.  I remove  would be flowering stems .......makes for better foliage colour and more compact plant.

Dividing plants

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 23:43

Much the same as Mattbeer. If I dig  them up I tend to leave,them unpotted until  spring in the  GH  then pot up in large pots or plant out. 

from pot to garden

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:46

I have tried several bamboos over,the years including a large clump that was here before I came .  All of them invaded.  

Being aware of their invasiveness, I kept an eye on a couple of varieties planted prob 8 years ago.  At the end of their second summer I found roots emerging a metre or more from their original site.  It was worse in an  area of very good, moist soil.  I had to remove several perennials to thoroughly trace and remove bamboo roots. 

For me, bamboos will never be planted.  However, I'm aware of a host of opposite opinions saying how well behaved their bamboos are,,how some varieties are absolutely "safe"  and how lovely they are. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:34

Went into the home this morning and already stressed that mum isn't getting enough water.  However, she is stubbornly refusing medications and food too so its difficult.  I'm beginning to  feel my mum has given up

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:49

Sounds awful Lyn .  Hope its not cancer.  Thoughts with ??ou 

from pot to garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:46

You are a tease Chica !     But I like you 

My onion stems aren't drying out

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:44

I am simply a gentleman. Chica 

What can I do to revive this shrub

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:43

Prostanthera, when I've grown it, is a sun lover.  A plant for well drained soils.  For me it is hardy, even the white flowered version, but still a short lived plant. 

I,would dig it up and put it in a pot and take it into a GH .  Take some cuttimgs too.  

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Posted: 28/09/2014 at 23:36

Saw my mum today.  Disastrous, shocking, awful.  Felt like I had been run over by a steam roller.

Yesterday she was happy and all smiling.  Today she was aggressive, nasty, accusative, threatening.  She may have an infection though.  

She is in a nursing home but my intention was for her to transfer to a residential home after a couple of weeks but not In this state.  

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