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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 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 23:58

Oh Panda 

Ive a few doubles....including yellows, reds, whites and purples.  The doubles look sensational I think    Have a couple with purple foliage too adding to the image 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 23:54

Pimkquartet

Many of mine....and I grow quite a few.....are in the sun.  Keep them well watered in their first year and well mulched.  With plenty of goodness in the initial planting hole they should be fine in the sun. 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 23:50

But Mike, it's the only time I can show off when I use latin names!  

But using Latin names ensures we get the exact plant we want.  So they are useful to know and learn 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 23:42

Pinkquartet, 

Could I suggest you add some mushroom composf to your hellebore planting mix and as a mulch too. Hellebores like a little lime...

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:37

Used to get fish blood n bone from local allotment stores.  However they have closed now.  Have to look elsewhere.  Will look online but postage costs may be high 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:31

Oh forgot,chicky.   Plant up asap dressing gown or not. But get someone to take a photo 

Dove, rhubarb n custard?  Sorreeeeeeeeeeeee

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