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Best tasting rhubarb

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:32

Thanks Logan. I will read it carefully.

Plant ID - Couple of Rogue Plants Inc Spanish/English Bluebell help

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:00

English bluebells flower on one side of the stem only. The leaves are thinner and strappier than Spanish ones. The bluebells in the photo look like Spanish type ones - I have the same. See if they are flowering  from all around the stem or not. If they are then they are Spanish or a cross.

Best tasting rhubarb

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 13:53

When my rhubarb comes from DT Browns do you think I should use mycorrhizal funghi around it to help it grow well? I have got some but don't know if this would be a good idea with rhubarb.

Best tasting rhubarb

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 09:34

Thank you Leif - I will put in lots of my garden compost , chicken manure pellets and some sand.

I have ordered 2 rhubarbs  from DT Browns after reading Logan's advice - one is Poulton's Pride and one is Livingstone - both say they will crop in the autumn. It will be interesting to see if they really do.

Best tasting rhubarb

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 13:30

I am doing a raised bed because I am on solid clay and there is no depth to the soil.

Best tasting rhubarb

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 20:05

Thank you  Logan - I have just ordered some from DT Brown . It sounds good and they say it keeps going through the summer and autumn. I am going to prepare a raised bed with chicken manure ready for it.

Best tasting rhubarb

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 15:46

Thank you everyone. Valentine sounds good.  I would like to know what Poultons Pride tastes like - does anyone know. Is it better than the Sutton?


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:31

I have put chicken manure on mine and watered it in and it has really gone mad.

Best tasting rhubarb

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:30

I have 3 rhubarbs - Timperley Early (delicious) , Victoria and Champagne but I have just read in a newspaper survey that the Sutton tastes best. Does anyone else agree or have an opinion as I have room for one more plant and am wondering what to buy.


Plants for ponds

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 20:55

Got a lovely white blooming caltha from Puddleplants last week (after reading about them on another thread on this site) Caltha are very good for insects. Also got a small red  water lily for small ponds and some white and pink for-get- me not for the tadpoles to hide in - they are certainly gathering all round it's roots. All the plants were in good condition, well wrapped and able to go straight in the pond. I will use them again because their stuff is good quality.

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