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Reclying plastic plant pots

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 23:07

Hi, as you can see my problem isnt aboutplants but about the huge amount of plant pots I have in my garage. I need to do a big clear out, but have phoned a local garden centre who used to take the pots to recycle but now dont.   I do have too many to put in my recycling box.  Can anyone give me any idea where I can take these locally, I live in Oxfordshire or do I just have to unfortunately take them to the tip which does seem a shame.

Any advice would be appreciated.  Thank you.  Julieh2


Poorly plant

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 11:38

Hi Palaisglide, thank you very much for that. We will check this out, and I think putting the plant out of the hot south facing sun might help. Mine is potted, but I am north east facing so it doesnt get the sun all the time and seems to be doing well.

I appreciate your advice. Thank you very much.  Julieh


Poorly plant

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 09:44

Hi, three of us at work bought a Salix plant each, they are all in pots.

Two of the plants are doing very well but one is not now.  Recently the leaves have become quite dried up though the plant is watered regularly, being in a pot. There are new buds coming.

The garden is south facing so maybe its having too much sun?  Can anyone help with this problem to get the plant back on track.

Many thanks for your help, which is always greatly appreciated. Julieh.

Cotinus cogg

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 12:12

Hi thank you again for your reply, I do try and grow many things in pots, not as much as you, but if I cant find space in my garden, and I am running out, I just pot it. I always say I wont buy anything else, but cant help myself. I NEVER can go to a garden centre without buying something!!

I call myself an amateur-amateur gardener, but am always willing to learn and enjoy just pottering about.

I am very lucky as my sister is a really good gardener and she comes round every so often and checks things out with advice and a pair of secauteurs, she is lethal, but it works!

My friend is going to divide her hostas, early spring I imagine and I am to get a cutting. We shall see then how mine grows compared to hers.

A question though, even with tape something eats my hostas, is it slugs. My sis says they will go to any lengths for food, even to climbing onto something above a hosta and dropping down.  Is this true and is there anything else I can do for them.

Just off to Blenheim now to see the Olympic torch later today. I do thank you very much for your time.l I dont normally have time in the day but have two weeks leave, I get out in the garden between showers but it is all getting a bit soggy now!

Many thanks.  Julieh2



Cotinus cogg

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 11:31

Hi, thank you very much for your reply, my apologies for asking yet another question that you have replied to a hundred times or more but I only joined the site this morning so didnt know

I have a lot of pots in my smallish garden that do very well indeed, to miniature rose, 5 rhodies, 3 acers, astillibe, many hostas, etc.  I do look after them as best I can, with feeding, watering and weeding and though my garden faces north east they all seem to do very well.

Again, thank you for your answer, I have a pot in mind but do feel, do you not agree, that in a pot, they cant grow as hugely as they would in the ground where there is bound to be more space,. Having said that a friend of mine has two hostas which are the biggest I have ever seen,. My biggest hosta and I have had it very many years is only half the size !!

Thank you.  Julieh2


Cotinus cogg

Posted: 09/07/2012 at 09:19

I bought a Cotinus cogg as I love the wine purple foliage. However on getting it home and looking at it more closely it grows to 8 feet I had thought to grow this in a pot. I know it wont grow as big but would a pot be okay. I dont have room in my garden for an 8 foot shrub.

Many thanks for any help,.

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Reclying plastic plant pots

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