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Posted: Today at 11:20

No its not a thistley flower.  Ill try a pic from above.


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Posted: Yesterday at 16:59


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Posted: Yesterday at 16:19

One is nearly out, yellow, a bit like a small sunflower, but lots of them, sort of multi-headed.  Leaves are huge, but not pretty. Whole thing is about 4ft. 

im getting a 503 service unavailable from the upload. 


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Posted: 25/07/2015 at 22:11

Ill take another pic when its in flower.  Seems to be taking ages to get there. 

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Posted: 25/07/2015 at 17:25

had 4 of these given by a friend, who didnt know what it was.  It has put on loads of height and leaf and is just about to flower, but i am suspecting its not really a good plant and i dont think i want it seeding. Any ideas?


Could someone please tell me...

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:18


Monkey Puzzle advice

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:13

Hmm im dry and slightly alkaline. 

Monkey Puzzle advice

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:43

Well....ive always wanted one and it was a bit of a bargain, but im now worried about where to put it.  Also they are a bit fragile when young is that right?  I have plenty of space, but its all quite windy.  I could put a wind fabric barrier up if they are not good in wind when small.  Whats the advice? 

Should you stake them? 

As its small, im having difficulty imagining it being BIG and where it should go (but ill be dead by then so why worry!). 

Rhubarb rescue plan

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 00:10

Hmm i think thin stems is overcrowding,  beds are only 8" but on top of soil, so roots can go deeper. 

I am removing flowers.  

Getting feeds and water.  Nothing like as good as last year (when actually they didnt get any feeding or watering!)

Rhubarb rescue plan

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 17:07

Hi, i planted 3 tiny rhubarbs in raised bed, about 10 ft long.  Brilliant last year, v thick stems and nice pinky colour. 

This year (2nd summer) they are HUGE, really overcrowded and desperately trying to flower.  Stems are very thin and just green, no pinky.  

Should i pull half of each plant out, hoping the rest improves, or remove the middle plant hoping the others improve? or forget it for this year and move them all at the end of the season? 

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