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Bamboo Trees

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 19:16

Bamboo will go deep to escape a bottomless bin.....in my experience.  

There was a feature on gardeners world last summer about a bamboo expert and his bamboo garden.  He showed one bamboo that had crossed the road to cause problems on other side.  He admitted to concerns about others he had there.  

I am sure there will be many growing bamboos without problems....however, the longer  they are in place the more serious the problem will be. 

Anyone wanting to grow a nice....ESP small...garden beware.  Bamboos will take over

KT53, the golden bamboo is one of those that caused problems.  You can chop off those runners you see.   However, I excavated to pull out and ended up with several metres each with lots of shoots.  You will be surprised 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 19:07

Sad to lose a loved pet.  My own lab is booked for cyst removal on his eyelid on Friday.  Think it's straightforward enough...it's pretty small....but still worrying.

Got GH glass fixed.  Then noticed a 8' pittosporum had blown over. Wired it back against the wall and it looks fine but we must have had a real blow last night.  My miscanthus grasses however remain totally erect and undamaged at 8' plus. They provide good winter structure...highly recommend fhem.  And more hellebores showing buds and osteospermums still flowering and........

Thought about skipping the foodbank tomorrow but got a text to say we will be very busy.  And I bet there won't be donuts 

Its been lovely day here today (Just as well with GH roof panel missing) with plenty of sun and light winds

Just moved - horrible garden

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 15:40

Still think pond, hollies and plants for moist soil would be perfect.  (I would line the pool though) 

Bamboo Trees

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 12:44

I have grown several clump forming bamboos and all will invade.  They all go deep to emerge several metres away and en route they send up suckers.  My strong advice is never to grow bamboo.

I looked lomg and hard into bamboos before growing them. I took a chance but also examined them every year.  After 2 years, ESP in my good rich soil at the back, they had become a problem.  I removed every trace and this was not easy.  I had to dig out perennials and shrubs to access the long invasive runners.  I grow a couple in pots but, to my mind, they are not really happy grown that way.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 12:37

Nice hellebore Panda

Well. My shoe size is the same after all these years 

Better get my glass fitted I guess 

Can any holly be made into a standard?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 11:52

Not the best candidate for a standard peanuts.  

Looks like it has no energy. It is very windy there?  Is soil good?

If it had lots of branches full of leaves you could turn it into a standard very quickly.  

However, I would select the strongest stem and remove the weak one.  Stake it securely.  Loosen the soil lightly and add organic fertiliser then mulch.  You need to generate some vigorous growth first.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 11:45

Not sure they have shrunk KEF. 

 

newly planted young apple tree

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:34

It's just settling down David.  

Always best not to take any fruit too soon from young tree.  Just let it grow for now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 09:32

Morning folks

Bloomin eck, a glass roof panel on my hexagonal greenhouse has blown out.  I found it nestled amongst some shrubs, unbroken.  I attempted to refit and it slipped and shattered. More haste less speed, that's me.  If I just took my tme it would have been fine.   I said lots of "dear me's" .  Now I have to get cut and fit new sheet.  At least it's calm now ......even sunny and dry......so hopefully it will get sorted soon but a blooming nuisance 

Hey, at least we won the cricket yesterday.  .......oh no, we lost didn't we 

Hope the stormy weather isn't affecting ??ou guys too much and the sunshine here will reach you soon

 

Bamboo Trees

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 22:14

Hey, I resemble that remark dove 

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