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I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:47
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Dove, isn't Ricin derived from Ricinus Communis and not Fatsia?

Whoops   you're right of course - there was something in the back of my mind but I ignored it - call it a senior moment

I still wouldn't eat it tho' ... Castor Oil Plant ... may still have unpleasant effects

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:33

Inedible? .... yes - it's used to produce one of the most deadly nerve agents there is - Ricin.

Don't eat it!

Help with remembering plant name?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:24

One of the decorative Rex-type begonias maybe?


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:55

Hostafan - Huge Congratulations - what a wonderful feeling!!!  And your OH must be some special kind of chap for an unrelated person to leave a lump sum like that  

Verdun - what a lovely idea to mark your mother's birthday in such a special way

I hope everyone's had a lovely day and that you all have your hatches battened down!

Lesley, thinking of you

Tentative funeral arrangements have been made - private cremation in the morning of Friday 17th - hopefully a Service of Thanksgiving at their church in the afternoon - however we've not yet had confirmation that the minister is available ...

Great soil from under compst heap! What to grow.

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 09:12

Could it be a permanent planting?  It sounds like a fantastic spot for rhubarb

Growing Tomatoes Outside?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 09:10

I don't have a full-size greenhouse so I always grow my tomatoes outside - most of them in pots on the terrace which is south-east facing but I have grown some ox-heart types planted in the veg patch and they did well too -  the trick is to pick the right varieties and Alicante is one which should do well - I've always had a reasonable crop - last year's was great   I had 30 pots and watering was a bit of a bind - I'm determined to cut down this year - there was hardly room to sit on the terrace last summer

Give them as much sun as you can and plenty of support with strong canes - maybe two or three per plant as they get bigger


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:15

It seems you're right - 'financial constraints'


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:10

When you do move it (and I too would leave it until autumn) take as large a rootball as possible - most lilac is grafted and is prone to suckering.


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 07:53

Thanks Verdun


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 07:49

Good morning all    blustery winds here but at least the rain and stormy skies of an hour ago have swapped for wall to wall sunshine ... but for how long?

Heading south in a bit to visit funeral directors and Ma - will try to take lunch on the harbour with a camera to hand

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