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Fatsia japonica

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 10:01

I'd suggest you get the biggest pot you can and get as much rootball when you dig it out. Don't think you'd need anything specific in terms of compost as you'll see from the previous posts here. Mine grows in fairly neutral soil. Rich, damp but well drained, and some shade are the main requirements and I'd prune it back as it won't be able to support the amount of foliage it currently has if it's going into a pot. Just take branches back to the main stem - like you would when you take older ones off - and keep a nice shape. If you do it in late summer you could always use the prunings for cuttings and get a few more plants. A bit of tlc and a feed and hopefully it'll be ok! 


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 09:47

Morning all. Very late for me. Fell asleep on couch last night till 3am then went to bed and eventually woke up at half 8...unheard of!

Sunny just now but we're to get rain soon. Hopefully they'll be wrong like yesterday and I'll get something done outside. 

Is it just me or is there a slight 'underwear undercurrent' here this morning???

GG the rain gives you an excuse to have a rest today!

Woody that'll be very helpful for anyone who has deer problems. Having wildlife on your doorstep-literally- is great but it makes gardening tough!

Verd- you could always cut all your other planting down to match the new geum....

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 21:01

intangible...that's the word you're looking for...

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 20:51

Wondered where you'd been art 

Verd and me is learning speling and grammur and stuf...

I can ping and bump with the best of 'em. Hurts now though...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 20:37

Did you have any dinner or just G&T? 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 20:28

Just take your time with it all GG! I know what you mean about doing things at your own pace - I just have lots of tea breaks...

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 20:13

I'm here GG! Not seen much tennis today apart from end of Djokovitch's match. Took sis and BIL to airport and been outside doing more fence. The end is almost in sight. Back sore from digging holes and mixing concrete  Not sure why - as I'm only 27...

What a lovely day you had Woody- glad you're getting time to enjoy your garden after letting everyone else in to enjoy it recently! 

Girls away to their Dad so relaxing in peace now 

other people's profile

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:07

Yes Ali- happening to us all! Temporary prob I expect.

water feature

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:06

weejenny , you have a bog garden so do what wildflower suggests - instant pond! I have a seed tray filled with water and gravel and rocks at the edge which the birds use constantly. It will suffice till I've sorted this garden out. I've come from a house with 2 ponds- one of which was about 60/70' long so opposite ends of the scale completely! Any water source will bring wildlife in.

Solomon's seal

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 13:46

Lovely plant Booker. I want to get it again as I've had it in previous gardens. Hope it does well for you.

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