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Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:25

Thanks! We didn't want to poison ourselves!

If it helps, some photos of both batches of scabby potatoes are viewable at URL: http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/In-The-Frame/library/Potato%20scabs%20-%20crop%20of%2021Aug2013

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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 22:49

Thank you for all your help with this. 

You have certainly helped me understand the type of soil I should have for growing potatoes  and whether I can eat the ones I have grown.

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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 17:01

Thanks! We didn't want to poison ourselves!

If it helps, some photos of both batches of scabby potatoes are viewable at URL: http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/In-The-Frame/library/Potato%20scabs%20-%20crop%20of%2021Aug2013

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Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:27

Hi

I have just harvested 2 batches of my potatoes (grown from seed potatoes). I have different varieties in different pots. Both types (1 variety per pot) have the same problem. The problem is that they all have brown scabs; plus some look like the skins have been stretched; in fact I'm worried they might?! have been burrowed into.

We are new to growing potatoes, but tried some last year and did NOT have this problem in 2012.

I wonder if it is several problems, perhaps one problem leading to the others. 

I have included at this forum some photos of several of the potatoes.

I have 2 main queries:

1. Can anyone tell me if the potatoes are edible if the skins are removed/peeled? We HAD hoped to boil & eat these with tonight's meal, but sadly now will have to wait for a reply here!!

2. Can anyone help me identify the problem by name so that we can:

(i) research any disease online

(ii) hopefully avoid the same problem when we try growing tatties from a new batch of seed p

 

otatoes, next year.

BTW, we found a slug in one pot & at least 3 snails on the edges of both pots.

Thanks

ASunnyAspect

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Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 11:54

Thanks everyone, for all your advice.  

I will try to keep the forum advised as to the rose's development.

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 23:33

Thanks all.

Re the name, waterbutts, it's called 'High Hopes' - appropriately named for a climber!

Does that make any difference??

And would a VERY TALL planter be a solution? As we will have to give the plant away, otherwise; as there is simply NO groundsoil to use.

We have got a tall (c. 60cm HEIGHT) zinc planter going unused, so would that work at all?? (It's square-topped i.e. 30cm WIDTH x 30cm LENGTH, tapering only very slightly at the base.)

 

 

 

Is it ok to plant climbing roses in a trough shaped planter

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 21:58

Hi,


I want to know if a climbing rose we've just bought can be put into a trough shaped planter.


I want to plant a climbing rose in a trough planter. I have to use a planter because it will be on a patio. The rose will be climbing up a trellis on a fence so we cannot move it once it starts growing. It is important that we get the planter right from the beginning.


I want to use a trough planter rather than a tall one because of space constraints. I am thinking of a trough planter which is 60cms long, 28 cms wide, 26cms high.
I think this is ok because the volume of soil is the same - it just fits into a better shape. I know that some plant roots need to go down, usually to access water. However, is it ok for climbing rose roots to grow outwards rather than downwards and if so, is a length of 60cms long enough?

Thanks

Lavender - how to plant/space out so as to let plants thrive?!

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 22:04

Hi - newbie here! - both to thread, and somewhat to gardening too! ,-)

I love scented flowers. Hence I have bought some lovely lavenders - from local greengrcoers BTW (Support your local... !).

5 are Lavender Angustifola; 2 are Lavender Munstead. I am so new to gardening that I really don't know much about these including how these 2 differ in growing habits etc.!!

I want these as plants for the following reasons:

1. to be scented

2. pretty blue colour

3. floral when in season

4. general evergreens to 'prettify!' the garden the rest of the year.

I am somewhat confused as to how plant these out - spacially - or how to grow them on, as it were - I think that is the phrase the specialists use! ,-)

I have seen such large bushes of lavenders in other people's gardens that I don't want to overcrowd them when planting out: I have a couple of nice long planters (c. 80cm long  x 30cm wide x 30cm deep). How should I plant them? Will I have to plant them in these long plantersthen, later, as they grow, move them to other - larger - planters or even the garden's open flowerbeds.

I had some lavenders that I grew from seed years ago - Lavender Munstead in that case - but they went all wrong. I have a horrible feeling I overcrowded them.

These that I have now are each in an approx. 8inch wide pot, so I don't have the same issues that I faced with the lavender seeds. But I am concerned not to repeat wasting all that growing tiem & killing off the plants too. I want to get it right this time!!

All help appreciated.

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