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Posted: 03/12/2013 at 21:00

I am in the process of redesigning my garden and need to get rid of two not very productive rhubarb plants 'belonging' to my husband. They are 2/3 years old and  have been in full sun in untreated clay soil.  Would they grow in containers, and, if so what sort of compost should I use?  I do have access to leaf mould plus my own garden compost.  Also I would like to know what size pot to put them in.  I haven't yet dug them up so have no idea of the root system.

Voodoo Lilly

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:41

Was looking for info on whether to leave my lillies in the ground over winter and came across this thread.  My son has one in his garden growing in deep shade because the horse chestnut tree it was under has taken off and its branches are now enormous.  But when I looked for details on how to grow a dragon lilly, it appears it should be in full sun.  I dug it up by mistake last spring and two corms fell off it but didn't know how deep to plant them and I had no way of getting information at that time so planted them quite shallow but although the main corm flowered the other two just showed small shoots and then died away.  Haven't dug them up to see how they are doing but would like to know how, when and where to move them to.

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 11:22

I also have these celendine and oxalis inbetween paving stones and in the soil.  Oxalis is also in most of my pots.  On advice given on this website, I put salt between the paving stones and both plants have disappeared.  However, if I put salt on the plants growing in the soil will it harm the soil and stop other plants growing there in future?

Where NOT to order from online

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 16:41

Hi Amanda, there is a similar thread going on under 'hot discussions' entitled name and shame' where people are writing about the same problems you have experienced with other companies.  In the past I have bemoamed about the response, or total lack of it, from plant companies.  It's the latter which really made me angry when I have phoned, written and emailed and still been ignored.  Makes me wonder if they have so many complaints they just can't afford enough staff to deal with them.

The plant company that delivers when it says it will, with good quality stock at a competitive price will soon gain accolades on this site.

silly quotes

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:48

Wherever did 'a square meal' come from?

Serious! Really

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:46

Verdun, I know you started this thread off as childhood memories but does anyone remember an adult serial called A Raging Calm?  Never thought to google it before a few moments ago.  Over the years, when friends and family bemoan all the rubbish that's on TV today and we remember past programmes. I mention A Raging Calm and am met with total blanks.  Because I have just googled it I now know it was made in l974 and was one of the best serials ever made, on line with A Bouquet of Barbed Wire.  So, is there anyone out there who remembers A Raging   ........?  There have been times when I began to wonder if it was a figment of my imagination.  I have to admit to being older than 27.

Fatsia J

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:36

Thanks for that info Fairygirl and I'm pleased it's not going to need continual care.

Fatsia J

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 17:36

I have recently bought a small fatsia and planted it in the ground in a shaded area.  I want it to fill a gap between a fence and small tree. It's looking very healthy at present and I wonder if there is any advice, dos or dont's anyone can pass on.  I bought it in a sale and there was no advice label on it.

flower or weed?

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 18:01

Many thanks for the rhs site SS.  Have just come in from garden and have checked the plant again.  It has five leaves on each stalk.  Not the sort of plant I would have bought for my garden, which doesn't have particularly deep beds, so assume it's originated from a bird.

flower or weed?

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 15:51

Maybe this is a better picture 2 Wheel?  Thanks for your reply.

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