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Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 15:57

Ok great thanks for all your advice. We have not had any luck with Rhubarb until now. I didn't think it was possible to kill it?

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:46

So it's Ok to eat, fab! Oops I have been cutting the flower stalks but know to twist the stems. Can rhubarb be eaten your round if growth permits? I thought it may be poisonous at certain times of the year?

Rhubarb variety and when to harvest

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:31

We have acquired a variety of rhubarb in our garden. I am not sure what sort it is, but I am unsure when to harvest it. I thought Rhubarb harvesting etc was dependant on what sort it was. Can anyone help please? I have been removing the flowers.


Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 12:21

We have just been out and had a look at this soil. When it crumbles it is actually very fine and actually feels quite good soil, quite damp and better than what we have in our beds!. The first impression suggests it is dry hard and clumpy. Some of it is more an issue of it not being broken down in the planters very well. There is a mix of mulch and/or peat in it too, it clearly isn't just dug out from next doors field, so whilst it isn't very fine topsoil I am a little more rested on this matter, but will still raise this. I think a good dig is what it needs too. The issue of the plants they know about now, so will pursue this matter. Thanks for all your advice. They are a very big gardening company here and are not short of work, so to a degree they should know their job, and is always a fine balance between moaning and upsetting the apple cart and telling someone their job.

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:56

We have to be a bit careful atm as they are finishing the work at their expense due to the shortfall in slabs. If we go in like a bull in a china shop and complain then that's not good as we don't want them to walk! They are doing an outsanding job on the patio and yes whilst we are unsure of the soil content we have to approach with car whilst they are still finishing off the patio. Towards the end we will probably query the content of the soil. 

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 09:24

They have put a mulch and bark over it this morning. However I have said we are not happy with the plants in the second planter. He said they will replace them tomorrow. The soil I did query with them and it does has a mulch or something in it but is just very lumpy. We have taken pics and when the boss comes back we will say we are unsure about the soil and the effect on the plants in time. He has been back quite regularly to take pics. 

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 05:20

Well the planters and soil were added absolutely ages before they had discovered the miscalculation on slabs, so we cannot blame that I'm afraid. We have had a lot of work done on the patio and the planters were built a long time ago and then they started work on the slabs. It does look very lumpy soil, although there is a mix of something in it and has fertiliser, but there are weeds. I would expect a finer mix of compost soil. I will mention it today. The planters are properly lined with adequate drainage yes.

Dave Morgan I am not sure if you are you talking about the plants??

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:42

YES! I cannot make out if that is a weed either, well spotted. The plant doesn't feel brittle like something is dead but not sure. I will have another rumage. It looks weedy and doesn't look like a type of grass leaf if that makes sense.There is a few weeks in the soil and it is quite lumpy. They have planted them a little higher than soil level. I am not sure if they will be putting a top layer on? 

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:36

It didn't I don't think. I will check.

Landscaping quote for planters

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 18:21

 Why on earth are the photos upside down ? Well I am giving everyone a laugh if nothing else!!!

Singing Gardener, I hope you are right. I think we have paid a lot for the raised planters more than anything, but obviously will be jumping up and down if things die any time soon.

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