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

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:53

Would I???!!!    

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

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