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

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 11:03

Hi Busy-Lizzie

Thanks for your advice - and the lovely photos, above, of your own roses.

Re your "pots, but they are 50cms deep and 50cms in diameter. I have 2 in a trough, but it also is 50cms deep and 100cms long, 45cms wide." These sound great. I am hoping we can find something similar in an online shop so that such large &/or heavy containers get delivered to us!

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

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 10:11

Thanks, Lyn, for your postings at both forums.

Yes, we shall try for a less 'chemical' approach for treating it. I like the idea of using the diluted washing up liquid!

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

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 09:20

Hi all

Yes, we are hoping to get a larger/deeper container than this green plastic trug. As the trug is only 30cm (height) x 40cm (diameter). It was only utilised as a temporary solution to re-pot the rose last year, i.e. as an 'emergency' option, as it was all we had to hand and - being larger & stronger than the shop's plastic pot - was at least an immediate improvement!

By next year!  we might have finally found the time to get that permanent container! Fingers crossed!

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

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:54

Hiya!

Oops - my 'bad', as the Americans say(!) - as I mistakenly hadn't made the settings to that Photobucket folder 'public' - but I have now remedied this so the album should now be 'public' & therefore viewable!:

http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/In-The-Frame/slideshow/Pink%20rose%20climber%20High%20Hopes

 

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

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:34

Wow! Great advice/ideas, everyone!

Have had SOME success i.e. some of the lavender plants have flowered OK - but some have withered & died. I have posted the best     example here :

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57120.jpg?width=426&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57122.jpg?width=284&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57121.jpg?width=568&height=350&mode=max

I don't know which genus this is(!) though - as the labels have been blown away by the wind! Any ideas??

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

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 15:57

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/ff424/In-The-Frame/Pink%20rose%20climber%20High%20Hopes/PinkroseclimberHighHopes-1_ed64KB.jpg

 

 [ Quick update @ August 2014 : ]

Just an update: Happy news!    We saw some very promising red-tips in the spring (April), and fortunately these turned out really well: here are some pics of our potted(!) rose as seen this summer.

I attach 1 photo here; there are 2 more - in Slide Show format - at: http://s1235.photobucket.com/user/In-The-Frame/slideshow/Pink%20rose%20climber%20High%20Hopes: these include a pic of the pot we ended up utilising.

(BTW these pics were taken back in July; this is the first opportunity I've had this year to upload the photos!     )

We are quite 'chuffed' that the blooms turned out so well! especially as we haven't - yet?!    LOL!! - got around to re-potting the rose into a permanent container. And it has been a hot!! summer, too.

BTW thanks for all your advice; & yes it has been a bit difficult to keep it watered in its pot    but we have done our best.

So we are happy with a good start for 2014 . . Hoping to get some more success next year! 

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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

are-these-potato-harvest-edible-and-healthy-have-brown-scabs-and-cracked-surface

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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