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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.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2014 at 11:36

Dove, when young, chysauster was a place to go in the dark, or full moon or when very foggy. I actually saw piskies ...they were trying to ,get my lager I'm sure of that.....chasing rabbits. And they kept tripping me up as well.  Maybe they were the wild haggi and not rabbits.

This has been such an education for me today.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 10:25

They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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