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Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 20:20

Hostafan, 

Got my hostas from bowdens

Fire island, touch of class and orange marmalade.

Small roots though with one shoot per set.  Potted up and they look healthy but tad expensive for what I received.  (if you do start your own nursery maybe ??ou will sell cheaper ?)

Delivery was within few days 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:16

Jack, I'm far from an alarmist. I try to warn people when I think they may be making a mistake.  It actually is my experience that P Aurea certainly is invasive esp in good soil.  In poor soil it will struggle.  Eventually after its roots are established it will romp.  It's your call.  Consider the options......it is well behaved so fine.  It invades and you have problems. 

A GW programme featured bamboos grown by an expert.  He was dealing with issues about bamboos spreading......one had spread across a road into hedge/whatever on the other side.  

This is a great forum but by jingo we do argue .....that's the fun of it.   We all have our own experiences.  Just wish when I first started gardening somebody pointed out which were the invasive plants because I,have learned the hard way 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 19:06

Hello forkers

Missed foodbank today.....other last minute commitment.  So, no donuts 

Funny old day....lovely morning. An hour of rain.  Then fine again.(sorry about that but any excuse to use smilies)

 Potted up osteospermum voltage yellow....the best yellow osteospermum by far......they havent stopped growing over the winter.   They are now in 1 litre pots.  Also pelargoniums, fuschias, linum perenne, and agastache.  Feels like spring when potting on. 

 

Grafted Tomato Plants!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:14

Oh, missed some of,the quesrions

I,bought online from d t brown

Shirley and Sungold.....would not bother with Sungold again though. ,too sickly sweet for my liking 

Think they were best ever

Yes, Worth the extra cost 

Grafted Tomato Plants!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:11

Well,,this is an old,thread and my opinion has changed.

Last year my tomatoes were excellent,disease free,,healthy, and plentiful.....ESP on the grafted plants.  However, I had great advice from Italophile on the forum here and, although I have been growing tomatoes for a few years, I have learned a lot this past year.  

Grafted tomatoes again for me this year......can plant them in greenhouse soil too.  

runner beans

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:03

For me Mergoles is the best.  White flowered,,stringless and tasty 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:08

Like it Edd 

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 08:05

Salino, I planted a forsythia in memory of family member for reasons you gave ....the right time of year, cheerful and reliable flowerimg.  It is planted in a memorial walk and underplanted  with early white daffodils, crocus etc   It may be a common plant but it is lovely 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 07:58

Hello forkers

Bright again this morning.

Foodbank later......someone promised donuts 

Very light mornings now so,those long drab days will soon be just a memory.

Have good day folks 

Golden Bamboo

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 00:08

Ever the optimist Ceres. 

Know what you mean about the sighs and rustles.  A local river bank is planted with miscanthus and the sound in summed is, as ??ou say, "magical".   

Seriously, Jack, I would not plant them.  Monty Don did plant some up in large pots but I thought they looked odd and I doubt they will thrive.  I think bamboos need to feel plenty of soil around them to do well as well as lots of water.

Could you take them back to homebase?  If you have the pots amd receipt it's what I would do.  Say "unfit for purpose" as they are not clumping but running bamboos and therefore not appropriate for your garden.  I have no doubt you will get your money back....speak to the manager 

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