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Posted: 15/10/2015 at 22:02

Thank you, Fairygirl.  I think I will put it in a slightly larger pot, leave that at the back of the border over the winter and see what happens.  If I like it, I will plant it out sometime next year.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 21:50

Thanks again, Obelixx.  Actually, I was going to put it in a more decorative container at first but now I will plant it where it will have a chance to shine for at least a short while.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 09:21

Hello Obelixx and thanks for your response, which I did reply to but I think I must have forgotten to submit!  I'm going to leave it in the pot but put it at the back of the border and see what happens.  It only cost £2 and if there is any colour in the spring it will have been worth it.


Posted: 11/10/2015 at 14:21

On a whim, because it was there, I bought a reduced price cytisus from b&q.  I don't know the variety so I presume it's the common broom.  Can I grow it on in a container?

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!

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Discussions started by Eileen2711


Can I grow broom in a container? 
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Last Post: 15/10/2015 at 22:02

Rhubarb crowns

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

Alstromeria tubers

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

Fig Brown Turkey

Can I save it? 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 17:33

North facing wall

Climbing hydrangea in container? 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 08:31


Search facility? 
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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 17:59

Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace'

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

Tall planters

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

Fuchsia cuttings

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Last Post: 27/05/2013 at 23:15

Greenhouse Pest

Need help identifying a pest 
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