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Rhubarb in a potato sack?

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 08:56
Due to project Grand Designs / DIY SOS I have some well established rhubarb plants that are currently a) in the worst possible location b) there just isn't another location to put them (seriously I even checked the neighbours garden!) I don't want to see them get crushed in the hope they will survive long enough for a new area to be made available and taking them straight to the compost bin in the sky isn't my style either SO What are your opinions on digging them up to transplant (for one season) into those large plastic grow bags you use to put potatos in? If I fill them with manure and good compost and make sure they don't dry out will these be enough to keep them in good condition? Suggestions and ideas please!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 08:48
A cup of tea would be grand Dove!
No compost worries here; I emptied the wormery yesterday and shall be hunting down horse muck shortly. Feels odd not planting seeds this year!

Monty's Dog

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 08:44
Oh Steve don't tell them that! Those are scary dark places!

I like the distraction of a few fully hounds. Gardeners World *has* to appeal to the masses else it will get taken off schedule all together. If a few dogs do the trick keep it coming.

If however they feel they need a 30 year old slightly scruffy full of enthusiasm blank slate... give me a call

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 08:37
Morning all!

Waitrose and Slugs

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 17:00
Linda is it not more cruel to let the slugs die slowly in a poly bag? I know if I had to choose I'd want the short and painless death of a sharp blade than a drawn out death maybe hours or even days in a plastic bag.

I am hoping that thanks to my pond and the copious spawn (& the hedgehog who lives in the hedge) that i will soon have a small army to keep on top of the slugs. Last year I took to putting them in a bowl on the bird feeder: survival of the fastest!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 16:31
Wind! Rain! Must be a bank holiday!

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 13:14
sweet dreams Pat.

Dove; my mum would "give" me an area of garden as my own which I would duly dig out, drag compost from the bins, really work hard to rid the area of the awful clay.

Come home with big plans of strawberries and... find mum had planted in it but so kindly let me have another area of the garden.

She must have thought me dafter than I looked :/

Last year my resolution was to label everything. This year I should resolve to label with USEFUL information. When I gift a plant to a friend they get a beautiful label with local & Latin names, care instructions... what do I put on my plants? Well I just shook out three bulbs from a pot called "orange - granddad".

I /think/ they might be an orange lilly.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:52
Oh cripes Wonky what a horrid thought. It just makes me think when will my parents admit I'm adopted!!

Hound walked in a very bitter breeze. Now putting off doing the shopping trip I've been putting off all week.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 07:55
Morning all! Looking grey and breezy here but I'm off work so it's all good. Efforts to encourage his lordship along the route of DIY are failing despite the house being in various states of DIY SOS. Unfortunately I'm not strong enough to do lots of the tasks we need doing.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 17:37
Evening all! Off work and just having a rest before I potter off to the garden for a walk around. There's nothing I can do until the destruction and errection of the new garage is finished as my area of the garden is going to be quite the dumping ground.
Not what a gardener wants to hear with spring in the air! I may have to invest in some pots to keep me contented. Cripes if I dont get this garden soon I'll have redesigned it so many times no one will know what we're meant to be doing

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