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Latest posts by Bluebaron


Posted: 09/06/2015 at 12:00
Do you deadhead lupins?

probs with uploading pic

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:44
I think the problem is safari try chrome or IE.

Why use a seed tray

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 16:05


I just spent ages picking seedlings from a seed tray and potting onto small pots. I came to thinking why don't i just plant the damn things in the pots to start with?

Why do we do this?

Very large acer, will it travel up north and live?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 17:13
I asked the RHS at Wisley about moving an Acer that I have that is around 8ft tall. I was advised that it had a less than 50% chance of survival and should probably leave it alone.


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 15:41

If is has an eye then you will get a shoot.

They are difficult to spot however, you could pot it up and wait 2 weeks for signs of growth if not bid it.

Best year for Rhubarb?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 13:09

Same here is like a tropical forest in the rhubarb patch!

I love this cordial recipe great for a summer's evening.

1. Place the rhubarb in a pan with 75ml water over a low heat. Cook slowly until the juices start coming out of the rhubarb, then turn the heat up a little. Continue cooking until completely soft. 

2. Line a large mixing bowl with a piece of clean muslin and tip in the rhubarb. Gather the corners of the muslin and tie together. Hang the bag over the bowl for several hours to drain. 
3. Measure the juice: for every litre add 750g caster sugar and 75ml lemon juice. Pour into a pan on a medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Turn off the heat before it boils. Pour into sterilised bottles and seal. 
4. Serve 1 part cordial with 3 parts still or sparkling water.


Bargins on the high street

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:23

ok last try ... my £56 caccon reduced from £250 at Wisley last Autumn


Ground Elder

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 17:20

I did that last year, Took out the entire bed and washed all roots and replanted. This year I have just the odd bit coming up which I am spot treating. 


Bargins on the high street

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:08


Splitting Palm tree

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 18:07

Well i think I will forgo the division as I was expecting a mass of root structure and badly got a large underground trunk!

I have soaked the roots and will repeat tomorrow anyone want to give odds on survival?


Discussions started by Bluebaron

Blackcurrent pruning

Conflicting advice 
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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 20:27

spider MIte

Spider MIte 
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Last Post: 25/07/2015 at 16:41

RHS Hampton court

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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 10:15

Why use a seed tray

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 22:18

Splitting Palm tree

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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 18:07

My 'New' cedar greenhouse

Restoring a cedar greenhouse 
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Last Post: 22/04/2015 at 17:20

hedge recovery

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Last Post: 23/04/2015 at 09:30

Greenhouse bar capping

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Last Post: 18/03/2015 at 18:52

Dismantling a wooden glasshouse

How would you approach it? 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 00:25

Are you brave enough?

Starting again 
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Last Post: 23/01/2015 at 18:49

Rotting Dahlias

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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 18:23

Climbing Rose

How to promote new growth 
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Last Post: 09/01/2015 at 14:00

Importing tropical plants

What would you bring? 
Replies: 14    Views: 508
Last Post: 09/11/2014 at 20:27

Rhs plant shop

Is this a rip off? 
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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 08:10

plant IDS

Idi think its a weed? 
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 12:43
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