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Rhubarb from seed

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 11:39

Hi all,we have decided to grow rhubarb from seed ,i know crowns are easier but we fancy a go at it,iv done the home work how to do it,the question is has anyone any advise which we go for i remember a chat on here saying 2 or 3 or more different ones  would be a best bet, advise would be welcome.

Alan

seed rhubarb

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 11:37

Hi all,we have decided to grow rhubarb from seed ,i know crowns are easier but we fancy a go at it,iv done the home work how to do it,the question is has anyone any advise which we go for i remember a chat on here saying 2 or 3 or more different ones  would be a best bet, advise would be welcome.

Alan

Potatoes - Dopey Question No 7

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 11:27

I got it straight away,we will have to wait for the ladies to catch up Steve 309iv actually got the heating on now and its still raining ere in Norfolk.

Any apples yet?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:45

Here in Norfolk Braeburn and falstaff Red planted Christmas time now about 4 to 5 feet tall both had about 10 tiny apples on which i removed ,maybe next year or the year after for picking ,hope iv done right. Alan4711

Honey Suckle flowers

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:36

Hi Beth,we found another Honeysuckle in our new garden that we didnt know about ,this plant had not been tendered or fed for at least 10 months and was looking sad, the others we knew about were given small amounts FBB and some seaweed tea and are romping, maybe a pick me up needed, good luck Beth

Attracting birds

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:29

Hi Angie, i cant find anything other than what you have medicinal herb sorry,

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

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