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  1. roders

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    Treated myself to this nice Bamboo.
    There was mega sale at the Urban Jungle plant centre at Beccles ,half the price of our local garden centre ,this one is over 4mts.high......I love it ,specially the stems.
    It replaces a tree that died of honey fungus and I am lead to believe that Bamboos are less susceptible ........so it’s fingers crossed.

    All garden centres seem to have tea rooms ,but hear they have a spectacular tea room/restaurant with the ambience of a jungle ,fantastic.

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    The restaurant in the jungle.

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      Got these free with my magazine today :)
       
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          We watched the new Mary Poppins film last night.

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            38 packets of cactus seed arrived today from BCSS.

            That's 38 varieties, 20 seeds / pack, assuming 60% germination …. around 456 plants.

            I can see me moving a few on in a years time
             
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              Last night a courier brought my bare root tree. Ultimately it will live in a big pot on the patio. Me being me, once again I put the cart before the horse. I haven't yet bought a big pot. Looking at though I'm wondering whether I should pot it into a smaller pot to start it off.

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                I'd put it in a slightly bigger pot.:)
                 
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                  Being bare root, it needs to go into a pot big enough to accommodate the spread out roots. Not a good idea to squeaze it into a small pot.
                  You can "heel" it in the ground until you can get a big enough container....this means only that it is temporarily "planted" in the ground. A bin liner with soil around the roots will suffice for this too
                  Note though to look at how big the roots are to give you an idea of what size pot to buy
                   
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                    I wasn't going to squeeze it into anything. I was thinking that it would be better off going into an interim midsized pot to establish a root ball before putting it into it's final big pot. I didn't want to fill a big pot with expensive John Innes 3 compost and not get the full long term benefits from the nutrients in it.

                    I need to go out for supplies this morning so I will have another hunt around for a pot.

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                    The deed is done, for better or for worse. There was a bigger pot than this if I have to upgrade at some point. I think it's going to be a few years before it starts to look like a tree.

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                      I needed some more plant labels so ordered from that well known online auction site. Usual thing - the more you ordered, the lower the unit cost is.

                      I didn't realise how big a box of 1000 would look :lunapic 130165696578242 5:


                      Should last me a while

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                        Looks good Gary. Bare root usually have much bigger roots so its a different sort of planting to that when you buy container grown plants.:)
                         
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                            My Hoselock reel turned up last week it was a doddle to put up.
                            You can have the winding handle either side. The illustrations only show it for right-handed people, which would have made its use more difficult where it is.

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                            It's saved me messing with two hoses as it's 25m.

                            (That pile of Stirlingboard was part of my quarantine tank, it formed part of the five loads of that and the filter I had to take to the tip).
                             
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                              My Rhododendron £14 & I’ve forgotten what the flowers are called but they where £2.50 a pot :spinning:
                               
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