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by Mixed moso
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Chusquea shooting
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Chusquea shooting

Even in such a mild winter I was surprised to see Chusquea gigantea shooting already. Usually Fargesia robusta and F. rufa are the first to shoot here. Anyone else got shoots coming through?
by Mixed moso
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: wilting bamboo
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: wilting bamboo

That's a tough one. First, what kind of bamboo is it? A fargesia of some kind? Secondly, is it in full sun and/ or particularly exposed to the wind? Some montane species (thamnocalamus and some fargesia spp. for example) show leaf curl in full sun, and wind desiccation can have a similar effect, alt...
by Mixed moso
Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: carnivorous plants
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: carnivorous plants

Hi,
I've only got one Sarracenia, which has been in the ground for a couple of years, but I'm trying Darlingtonia from seed this year and would like to get more.
by Mixed moso
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: When to transplant potted bamboo to ground
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: When to transplant potted bamboo to ground

It won't do them any harm to plant them out. Bamboo are always more vulnerable in pots than in the ground, though all of the species you mention are pretty tough. Have you got plenty of room for the vivax? It's a wanderer.
by Mixed moso
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Other Exotics
Topic: ground hugging plants
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: ground hugging plants

Sagina subulata, Selaginella kraussiana. I use both in a Japanese garden in spots where it's too sunny for the moss to grow and they look great all year round.
by Mixed moso
Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Gingers
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: Gingers

Assam Orange is extremely hardy. Cautleya spicata, lutea and gracilis. Roscoeas are lovely if you want smaller hardy gingers.
by Mixed moso
Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plants for THIS year.
Replies: 62
Views: 2773

Re: Plants for THIS year.

Kristen wrote:
When is the best time to sow Ricinus?
Not too soon, they grow quickly and won't do well if the light is poor.

I sowed mine on 1st April last year
Thanks, I'll try that. I haven't tried them before but am hoping to do the local open gardens this year so going all out!
by Mixed moso
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter...
Replies: 57
Views: 2998

Re: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter.

That's good to know, thanks! This will - touch wood - be the first time I've managed to overwinter one so I was both chuffed and surprised to see that it was not only alive but thinking about flowering.
by Mixed moso
Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter...
Replies: 57
Views: 2998

Re: Daffodils in January? and some signs of the mild winter.

Quite a few things in my garden that would normally have died back are still green - Zantedeschia, Farfugiums and the small basjoos I left outside. There are buds on my Crinodendron.
by Mixed moso
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Plants for THIS year.
Replies: 62
Views: 2773

Re: Plants for THIS year.

I got a lot of plants for Christmas (my Christmas list was entirely in Latin) so I'm trying not to buy any more until I've planted them all out. Seeds don't count, of course. I've got about 15 lots of bananas in the propagator. Sikkimensis, cheesmanii, and Ensete glaucum started to germinate in abou...
by Mixed moso
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: Bamboos and Grasses
Topic: Phyllostachy aurea koi.
Replies: 2
Views: 593

Re: Phyllostachy aurea koi.

This is only a small clump still. It's been in the ground for about three years from a 5L pot and growth has been steady but nothing dramatic.
by Mixed moso
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:50 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: Share your best garden view photo of the year.
Replies: 49
Views: 2503

Re: Share your best garden view photo of the year.

Here's a bit of the garden that looked ok this summer despite being left to its own devices for twelve months. I'm still getting other bits back under control!
by Mixed moso
Thu May 30, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: HTUK Community Forum (public)
Topic: I always thought old bamboo culms don't grow next year?
Replies: 10
Views: 618

Re: I always thought old bamboo culms don't grow next year?

Some species don't fully leaf until the second year, although the culms will have attained their full height in their first year. Fargesia nitida, which the various jiuzhaigou clones are (possibly!) forms of, is one of these.