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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 08:35

Seems like a long while ago since I started this post Carol!  In the intervening 3 years I have indeed got exposed soil in my courtyard - soon to be home to Mahonias Winter Sun and Buckland.  However, I have also been growing Mahonia Soft Caress in a pot for nearly 3 years now, and it is doing very well.  

so I think the answer to your question is that Yes, you can grow certain varieties of M in a pot, but only the small ones like soft caress (which, to my mind, looks more like a little palm tree than a traditional mahonia)

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 06:48

PS had the best day out with Chicklet yesterday - lots of laughs.  I do miss her when she's away

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 06/01/2017 at 06:43

Bon voyage Lizzie - hope you get to Norfolk swiftly and easily πŸ›«βœˆοΈπŸ›¬

Sorry to hear lurgies are bothering so many of you

London bound today - so will catch up with you all from the train in a little bit.

Our family's definition of twelfth night is today - so a flurry of deccie removal will happen after work.  Sad times - always makes me feel a bit flat

Last edited: 06 January 2017 06:45:56

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 23:29

Another great frost here this morning - Chicklet's camera captures it better than my phone

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 05/01/2017 at 07:49

Girlie day out for me and Chicklet today

Hope appointments go well Pdoc and Joyce.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 23:11

Eagle eyes Fidget. Its a gremlin . There's a green man further down that same wall, though out of shot.

Turning in now too

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 22:04

The star shaped flowers are isotoma AuntyRach - they are annuals that you can find in GCs with the hanging basket plants around May time.  The pots in that picture are a mixture of chimney pots and rhubarb forcers that we have collected over the years

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 21:09

Glad you're feeling a bit better Lizzie - hope you're raring to go by Friday

((big hugs)) for DD

Dove - we found an abandonned water barrow like you describe in the undergrowth in our garden when we first arrived .....Mr C was pleased as punch . It didn't take me long to plant it up with flowers and it now has pride of place by the front door ......see if you can spot it in the pic below

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 07:05

Spot on Pat - DMs = Doc Martins

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 06:57

Morning all  i'm back on the early shift again

Bargain Pat

work today - survived yesterday ok, will get back in the swing today.  But day off tomorrow - shopping trip with Chicklet was part of her Christmas pressie ......I no longer trust myself to second guess her wardrobe.  No DMs for her - they were the regulation school shoes for 5 years,so put her off for life.  Converse, however, may feature

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