Sunday, 10 May 2009

Panda'ing To My Bamboo

On my recent visit to The Yorkshire Garden Centre in Brough I bought a bamboo, Fargesia - Jiu. This is a new generation of bamboo which is evergreen and very hardy. It doesn't produce shoots so it isn't invasive, but I'm going to grow it in a container all the same. It came in a smallish pot so I'm now on the lookout for a suitable container in which to repot it. I just love the swishing motion and noise that bamboo creates and I thought it would make a nice addition to the garden.

The weather has improved over the weekend so I have been making the most of it. I spent yesterday potting on seedlings and resowing various seeds which I have lost or haven't germinated. The calabrese germinated really well and were growing really strong, but a slug decided that it liked the taste of them and I am now left with only two seedlings. I have sown some more seed so hopefully they will catch up.

The Micro Tomato is growing really well and already has some tiny tomatos on it. I have potted this into it's final container and it has been moved out into the greenhouse. The pepper which I am growing is in flower and has also been potted up into a container and moved into the greenhouse. I am really pleased with my aubergine plant. I haven't had any success with aubergines previously, and although a little premature to be crowing about this year being different, it looks to be doing really well. It's growing really strong and has lots of leaves. Time will tell!

I have finally got round to planting some Lettuce - Salad Bowl. We don't eat a huge amount of lettuce and I find that the cut and come again varieties are much better as we can just harvest the amount that we need without taking the full plant.

Today has been spent at the allotment. We spent a good few hours down there and more beds have been weeded, dug over and prepared.


  1. Lovely bamboo. Is that for the allotment or the garden? I love bamboo but don't really have space to present it to full effect in my little back yard.

  2. Thanks for your comment Liz.

    The bamboo is for the garden. I'm hoping that it will cover some of the starkness of the fence if it is positioned against it.


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