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Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:05

Thank you, Dove.  I'll give it a go!

Alstromeria tubers

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 17:03

Thank you, Dave. I'll get on to that today.

Rhubarb crowns

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:20

The garden sort out continues!  Last week, a school fruit and veg garden was being dug up to be moved.  There was some lovely looking rhubarb so I had some of the crowns to plant in the garden as they would have been thrown away otherwise.  Now I'm not sure what to do with them.  It seems that this is not the right time to plant rhubarb.  Is it worth giving it a go as the place I will put them will need quite of lot of work before planting?  Also if it is okay to plant them now, should I remove the leaves and stem?

Thanks for your help.

Alstromeria tubers

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 15:13

I was given some alstromeria tubers recently.  Now I've come to look at them properly, I seem to have 3 groups of strings of tubers.  Do I break off each little tuber and plant it separately or do I plant each string together?  I'm going to plant them in pots at the moment as I haven't yet identified a home in the garden.  I understand they spread like mad!

Fig Brown Turkey

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 14:56

Thank you all for your advice and experience.  I've given it a good watering and it's looking happier already.  What should I feed it with?  Blood, fish and bone?

It's in quite a big pot at the moment so I might just change some of the compost to see what happens.

Fig Brown Turkey

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:21

This year, I've badly neglected a fig 'Brown Turkey' that's been in a container for a few years.  I've just taken a look at it today and, although there are no leaves further down the stems, there are some little leaves at the very tips.  It obviously wants to live and has shamed me into doing something about it!  I know there will be someone on this forum who knows what to do.  I promise to look after it if it survives!

North facing wall

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:31

Thank you everyone for your suggestions.  I hadn't realised that some roses and clematis could be planted in pots and in the shade.  I've got much more choice than I thought!

North facing wall

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 12:46

Our garage wall with its pitched roof is north facing and on view from our sitting room.  I put up some fairy lights on a trellis but OH didn't like them so I have decided that planting is the only option.  Someone has suggested that a climbing hydrangea in a deep trough would do the trick because the terrace goes right up to the garage wall and is OH's pride and joy so I can't dig a hole.  Has anyone else tried this or are there any other suggestions? Definitely not ivy!

Feedback

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 17:51

I'm sure that there will be a thread for any question I might want to ask, as everyone seems so knowledgeable!  Is there a search facility for the site, and if so how do I use it?

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 08:31

Thank you, Hostafan.  It is in a sunny position and I'll try and take a photo today - if it isn't raining!

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Discussions started by Eileen2711

Rhubarb crowns

Can I plant them now? 
Replies: 3    Views: 185
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 18:14

Alstromeria tubers

Do I plant the whole string of tubers together? 
Replies: 3    Views: 174
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 18:38

Fig Brown Turkey

Can I save it? 
Replies: 5    Views: 169
Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 17:33

North facing wall

Climbing hydrangea in container? 
Replies: 5    Views: 254
Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 08:31

Feedback

Search facility? 
Replies: 2    Views: 254
Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 17:59

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

It doesn't look right! 
Replies: 2    Views: 453
Last Post: 27/05/2014 at 08:31

Tall planters

Which is the best material and place to buy from? 
Replies: 1    Views: 502
Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 14:16

Fuchsia cuttings

Replies: 5    Views: 551
Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 23:15

Greenhouse Pest

Need help identifying a pest 
Replies: 6    Views: 542
Last Post: 30/12/2012 at 20:05
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