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Moving rhubarb

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:22

Hi i got this from RHS i would think moving and dividing would be done at the same time,  

Division

Division will guarantee a plant identical to the parent and is the most common method of propagation. It is also good practice to divide established crowns about once every five years if they have become weak or overcrowded. Lift crowns between autumn and early spring (usually in November).

Use a spade to divide the crown into sections each retaining a portion of the rhizome (thickened root) and at least one growing point. Sections from the outer part are better than the centres of old plants. Discard any old or decayed parts of the crown.  Replant straight away or wrap in damp sacking until ready to plant.

Potatoes - Dopey Question No 7

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:13

Not a chance in the world,youv made all that up, and i cant see a general digging up spuds with his sword, i recon u got all that from Wiki and you just cant trust it. Oh No and short swords were called gladius after the gladiola plant, and i cant see Marcus Arilious  or whatever his name was digging spuds anyway he had his Roman legumes to do that so there,and its B,Raining, now wot was the original question again

ID please if poss

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:45

Not a problem Lyne i never strim in a dress

Potatoes - Dopey Question No 7

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 17:48

Nearly right Dove ,close enough,The exact origin of the term is unclear. It may refer to a "spudder," a shovel-like tool used to harvest potatoes, or to a wooden barrel sorters would put small potatoes into when sorting for larger ones. Hows that, take your pick,im going fa the shovel

ID please if poss

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 17:38

Nice one matey out it comes soon as the rain gives us a chance that is. she has also found 3 lots of Comfry, she,s not too happy and im already smelling  that comfry tea,my buckets are ready and waiting,cheers for the info matey. (,i wish ) 

ID please if poss

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:46

Hi me again Kate says is it a friend or foe please,the big leaf not the long one

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Cornus Kousa

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:50

Hi again, nitrogen is for leaf and stem growth,phosphorous for roots,shoots,and buds and potash for flowers and fruiting and general hardiness,perhaps this might help.

MAGNOLIA PROBLEM

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:40

Hi Steve, i went  to RHS Stellata,on the net perhaps if you try it and check that your set up is correct for your Magy it might help,we have about 7 mags the stellatta about 4 years old (they are slow growers at first )is just superb  this year, we fed on FBB and plenty of water ,it also has no other trees / shrubs, near by competing for its water  Good luck

 

Cornus Kousa

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 10:14

Judy Hi ,i found this at the RHS site as i dont know anything about your plant but im wondering if a spot of Potash might help with the flowering ,iv just given a Peace Lilly a small feed on it , they are a bit of a (i do what I want plant ) but it now has 7 good flowers ,so perhaps it might help, wont do any harm i dont think and potash is cheap

http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=537     good luck Judy

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:35

Sweetpea as tattoos go that's a cracker,love the colours 

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