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Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:51

Sounds over the top and potentially damgerous.  Not method I would use. Spraying far more effective and safer.  

Love your garden

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:26

You will love it MrsG ......and watch out for seedlings to pot up and plant out next spring.  Best In groups 

Love your garden

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:08

What a lot of sentimental emotion from  Alan Titchmarsh again.

Lovely programme.  Done superbly. Pure escapism .  tonight's programme was highly enjoyable

Well done Alan 

Bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:04

Ok.........

grasses

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:52

Hiya Alan, I would have sown seeds earlier but I would do it now.  Sow in 9cm pot, water well, elastic band, polythene bag and in warm spot.  Not an expert in this but it's what I would do.

However, bear in mind the difficult part is keeping plants over winter....they need a minimum of 4 degrees if I recall correctly.  Not overly dry either.  

Yevistevie, I guess stipa Tennuissima or hordeum jubatum ticks those boxes.  Stipa arundinacea, although not my favourite, is bigger but can outgrow its space. If its a shadyish spot Bowles golden grass is lovely, ESP in spring when it flowers.

 

Leucanthemum Broadway Lights - will it thrive in a place that doesn't get much

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:36

Broadway lights is the best of the leucanthemums in my opinion.  It will need a reasonable amount of sun.....in shade it will get drawn and leggy and flower poorly.  Chances are it will rot over winter too.

I grow several leucanthemums ....all in sun or dappled shade and in good soil.  Won't picture it but currently broadway lights is making a brilliant splash in my garden......not deprived of water or sun

Bamboo

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 19:30

If bamboo wasn't such a thug we wouldn't still be discussing it.  The point is simple......most of them have the potential to cause huge damage to any garden. nobody is making up stories about their destructive power!

Bamboo can seemingly be well behaved for few years then suddenly cause problems

If in doubt don't grow it.  Ironically, in a pot it usually does not thrive 

grasses

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:02

Sorry Yviestevie, you asked for short grass, didn't you?  Mind you gigantea is a "sea through" grass that can be front of border.....or mid border. ?

Fescues have oat like grasses, well. Sort of.  What do YOU mean by oat like?  

grasses

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 15:55

Yviestevie 

The golden oats grass....stipa gigantea. Mine now.....in recent pictures.....is 8 or 9' tall

and been in flower for weeks,  even month, on 30 or 40 (?) stems.  . It's now that rich gold colour!  Looking at it now it's swaying ever so gently even tho apparently no wind.  In strong winds it yields, bends and bounces back.  

Salino, Karl Foerster is great.  You will love it.  Plant nothing to compete in height with it locally and it will lord it over its neighbours 

Fairy, nice grasses.  Give hackonechloa some reasonable room, some moisture in the soil and a tad, st least, of shade, and it will improve year on year

Monty Don.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 12:41

Think we make too much of tv and "celebrity" people.  

Monty  seems nice bloke, knows his stuff (obviously like us all he's still learning and making mistakes.....I see them now and then) and presents very well.  Nigel is lovely but GW is not about lovely dogs. 

Most everyone has it tough at times so if Monty has too it shouldn't be a matter of whether he is a good presenter or not.  We are intruding too much into the man if we do that.  As said earlier we have done Monty to death now. 

GW is influenced by Monty,of course it is. For me there is a lack of "spontaneity" (tv prog have to be scripted ) .......a format that is repeated week after week. GW currently is a take it or leave it programme ....if I remember I will watch a recording 

 

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