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Eucalyptus gunnii

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:56

Happycottontail

Yes, cut it ASAP.

I would prune it to second bottom branch and prune those back too.  A scattering of fish blood n bone lightly raked in will assist rapid growth and a great display of juvenile folkage.

If left it will become a vigorous out of control tree in a year or three

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:50

Stacey, just relax. Dont think the worst. 

Quite clearly, ??ou like  crocuses ......enjoy your day 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:00

Sorry Dove.  Such sad news.  My mates dad died last week....same night my mum was rushed into hospital .  He died peacefully in his sleep.  

Dove, it's because you are obviously a caring person that you feel as you do.  You can only be there as much as you can I guess.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:31

Been a fantastic day here today.  Lovely n warm.  Still is   Just returned from a walk down to Godrevy lighthouse with my dog.

No gardening.....but behind on normal years....cos visited my mum in hospital.  She was going home today but they decided to keep her in for a couple of days longer.

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:27

I have a couple of sentimental plants in the garden.  They are priceless.  Where else but in your own garden can you keep such wonderful reminders of loved ones?

Volunteer Work

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:24

Mikey,,hard graft there.  Amazing difference at the end. Very satisfying.

I too do some volunteering work....think it's important....but what made you choose this form of volunteering?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:47

Lovely morning here.  Blue sky and sun and warm.

Got a blue shirt on the line above a clump of double yellow daffs.....nice colour combo 

Hope everyone has a good day 

How to stop bamboo growing & spreading? Does it grow through concrete?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:44

Yet another discussion about bamboo.

In simple terms do not grow any of them.

Bamboos are not surface rooting.  In my experience roots go deep and can resurface several metres away.  Phyllostachys Aurea is one variety I grew.....in less than two seasons it had invaded space 8' away. I had to dig it up...some roots ran along the surface but many did not.  Luckily, I had concerns it would spread so got in sooner rather than later.  No fun digging a whole bed removing bulbs, shrubs and perenials to access every root.  The following season the odd root appeared.  

Comsider the bamboo plant itself.  It is planted so it's base is 2' deep. Roots will therefore start off at that depth.....some will go down and others sideways but the roots start off way below the surface 

Folks.  This is not scaremongering ......bamboo is not a plant for your garden

I Wonder if Anyone Could Help Me...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:32

Hello bougle

Welcome to the forum

Could you post a photo ?  We will know then for sure.  It could be lychnis coronaria, going by your description.  Or, look up Lychnis coronaria and compare it 

Forsythia question.

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 08:00

Hiya supernoodle,

I gave a camelia "freedom" for a friend......from pot into the garden.  It now thrives.  Currently full of flower.  Yes, easily controlled.  If you lightly prune back after flowering you will make a compacf,,bushy shrub.  Debbie is a first class variety.  

Cuttings are easy on forsythia but there are better varieties around now 

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