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Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:35

Fargesias tend not to run but I looked at a couple in a local nursery on Monday and I would say they looked pretty vigorous roots.  I'm still very cautious despite re assuring comments.

in pots bamboos simply do not grow well in my experience


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:28

Not much room Dove for sausage rolls.......ate a packet of wagon wheels....the pack with 2 free.  er, maybe I could squeeze in 3 or 4 

the beer sounds better though Hostafan.  Getting one myself !

Talkback: Dandelion

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:24

Dandelions will seed if you leave the heads on.  If I see them innthe lawn I try to take heads off.  In open ground dig them out. In the lawn use a lawn weed killer.

re glyphosate.  Everything that becomes popular or effective suddenly is frowned upon or given a bad press. organic fertilisers were criticised once.  Putting a dose of glyphosate on a solitary or two dandelions will not destroy the planet but will make our lives easier 

Tea bag mesh on plug plants

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:18

Those mesh bags are a nuisance.  plants do not like them. They struggle to put out roots.  I remove them always now.  The difference in growth is noticeable from the start.  I notice many suppliers are now not using these mesh pots on their plugs. 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 16:13

Another new member.  Brilliant.  Welcome Jan 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:32

Roasting here too. just rushed around cutting grass as wet weather is on its way tomorrow or weekend.

treated to a free lunch.....steak and chips but worried now when I fit in my usual lunch 

dicentra Albas flowering beautifully here too.  Hoping a dark red astilbe will flower soon alongside one of them.

spent the morning at a friend's house again......trimming juniper, heathers and planting stuff we bought on Monday.....Nandina, Teuchrium, senetti, phloxes.  Bit hot  really but I started there at about 8am. 



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 12:11

You have to,give it more time Suzanne.  A month is no time 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 12:05

Snowy post a picture.  We are all guessing here without seeing the plant.  Or knowing how you treated it over winter 

japanese knotweed

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 12:03

First aware of Japanese knotweed several years ago when a guy had burnt some of it.   Out of the charcoal remains it was growimg again.  In Cormwall I think they're trying different methods of control but not sure if any are successful


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 07:27

Hello forkers

Glorious morning again. 

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