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Red rhubarb leaves

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

Hi SaskRob

We don't seem to have the rhubarb red leaf problem here in the UK thank goodness - google suggests that it's a problem of Northern America - you'd be better enquiring on a US site. 

Over here if the leaves are going red it's usually drought or because it's late in the season and the leaves are dying off.

Sorry I can't be of more help. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 07:01

Good morning Daisy, KEF and Chicky   You're all up ahead of me  That Panda still has my bodyclock 

Chicky, your garden looks fantastic!   You should be very proud of that!  I remember the pic when you'd just put up those trellis walls!

Potatoes

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:47

Reach your hand into the soil and feel around - if you can feel potatoes the size of hen's eggs then they're ready 

I'm really sorry...

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:46

1. ?

2. Phacelia

3. Sorry, can't really see it

Any idea's please

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:26

If vandals might be a problem, plant it up with Rubus cockburnianus 'Golden Vale' - that'd teach them 'consequences' 

What to do with rhubarb?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:12

... ish 

Any idea's please

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 20:08

Oh, I'd love to plant a group of multi-stemmed silver birch right on the top, then under-plant with spring bulbs, primroses and cowslips; then some Cyclamen hederifolium for the autumn

That way it could still be mowed a few times a year and kept neat, but it would look fantastic 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 19:57

They don't have cake there .... only toast and dripping  LOL 

green eggs

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 19:50

The green eggs will be slow release fertiliser.

Everything I read about your Purple Fountain Grass tells me that it's a tender perennial usually treated as an annual as it is difficult to over winter.  

£15 is an awful lot to pay for that!  I'd take it back and ask for another (or your money back).  

Did you get it in Norfolk?

What to do with rhubarb?

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 19:43

I 'semi-force' mine under a rhubarb forcer to produce in the very early spring - I was picking early February this year, so I stop picking mine early to give it plenty of rest.

 If you don't put yours under that stress you can carry on picking for another month 

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