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Re: Gardening « Reply #30 on: February 27, 2013, 02:45 PM »
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Thanks Mark.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #31 on: February 27, 2013, 05:13 PM »
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@Iluvandy:
I refer to the Dr Hessayon "Expert" books all the time. Also have a huge very ancient Readers Digest, black and white "bible." Brilliant.
My favourite gardener would be Carol Klein But I like Monty and Pippa too.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #32 on: April 10, 2013, 08:43 PM »
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I would recommend bamboo then
It was difficult to choose but I went for Pseudosasa japonica bamboo and put it in a fairly large wooden container which I'm hoping the roots won't eventually destroy. Looks really nice Smile
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Re: Gardening « Reply #33 on: April 10, 2013, 09:38 PM »
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Post a pic, and when your it grows you can start a textile thread Mark.

Nice t-shirts and towels can be made from bamboo.

Bamboo grows very quickly.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #34 on: April 25, 2013, 10:26 AM »
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Post a pic
Here we are. It's not in great shape as it's recovering from wind damage but it survived Smile


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Re: Gardening « Reply #35 on: April 25, 2013, 08:36 PM »
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Here we are. It's not in great shape as it's recovering from wind damage but it survived Smile

Was looking forward to seeing what you chose - I'd have recommended bamboo as well - I have some in a pot that has survived several years of intermittent care!

Really enjoying my own little "garden" at the moment. Gardening involves climbing out of the kitchen window on to a bit of flat roof. Also finding plants that don't mind a lot of wind and not much sun - 7th floor and facing east! Spring plants do well

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Re: Gardening « Reply #36 on: April 25, 2013, 08:39 PM »
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I have some in a pot that has survived several years of intermittent care!
What species? Are they not high maintenance in a pot? Would have thought the roots would be all over the place requiring constant watering.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #37 on: April 25, 2013, 08:46 PM »
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Here we are. It's not in great shape as it's recovering from wind damage but it survived Smile
Looks very nice Mark, love the equivalent of London,s background wildlife .....the crane.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #38 on: April 25, 2013, 08:48 PM »
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.....the crane.
She's a beauty. She flashes at night too.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #39 on: April 25, 2013, 09:12 PM »
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What species? Are they not high maintenance in a pot? Would have thought the roots would be all over the place requiring constant watering.

Don't know - just a bargain from Columbia Road flower market years ago. It's not very tall - maybe because roots are restricted?  It does dry out and leaves die off when neglected, but sends up new shoots to replace.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #40 on: April 25, 2013, 09:38 PM »
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She's a beauty. She flashes at night too.
Eyebrow raise.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #41 on: April 26, 2013, 06:49 AM »
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@ Mark
Most plants, especially immigrants, hate freezing cold winds. My lavender hedge was looking very sick for a while but is recovering, your bamboo will too. Your view is terrific, which way r u facing?
@Elena
Your little roof is gr8. U don't want too much weight on there though.....Wink Am always amazed at how much people can grow in tiny spaces.
Have either of u tried herbs? Med ones would do well.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #42 on: April 26, 2013, 01:47 PM »
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@Elena
Your little roof is gr8. U don't want too much weight on there though.....Wink Am always amazed at how much people can grow in tiny spaces.
Have either of u tried herbs? Med ones would do well.

Thanks - good point about the weight, but it's a sturdily built block, and all our pots are quite small - no huge heavy planters.

Lots of herbs - parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, also mint, bay, chives, basil.
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Re: Gardening « Reply #43 on: April 28, 2013, 03:34 PM »
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@ Mark
Most plants, especially immigrants, hate freezing cold winds. My lavender hedge was looking very sick for a while but is recovering, your bamboo will too. Your view is terrific, which way r u facing?
Thanks, it's south facing Smile
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Re: Gardening « Reply #44 on: April 29, 2013, 08:10 PM »
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That particular skyline looks vaguely familiar Mark. Where abouts in London are you?
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