Yorkshire Kris wrote: If they all die or go weedy then I'll run naked across the Prestival Festival. Some extra info is that I've added 6 inches on
I feel your painYorkshire Kris wrote:Nice to cause a bit of debate. Some extra info is that I've added 6 inches on new neutral tope soil on top of the original soil under the conifers plus I might just kill off the conifers.
Kris asked me to look in here - the conifers won't be any problem for the bamboo. They very commonly grow together in the wild in China and Japan with no problems.GoggleboxUK wrote:If it's not too much work or expense Kris I'd be very tempted to put a 2ft deep waterproofroot barrier along the base of the fence to stop any acidic runoff bleeding through into your border. Something like builders plastic membrane would do the job.Yorkshire Kris wrote:Yes the Conifers do over hang some of the bamboos. I have cut most of the conifer foliage back but I can always chop it back further. Cheers I had not heard that acidic point before.
Everything I planted in those wooden beds died apart from the Boo and Papaver. Even acid lovers like Magnolia, Photina and Acacia couldn't handle it.
Better to put the effort in now and be sure rather than lose everything you intend to put in there I'd say, especially as your garden seems to have a high water table.
GoggleboxUK wrote:Yorkshire Kris wrote: If they all die or go weedy then I'll run naked across the Prestival Festival. Some extra info is that I've added 6 inches on
As an aside, the popular belief in the acidity of run-off water from conifers is a myth. It's simply not true.