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raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 22:42

Dovefromabove thanks for that info about forcing and heritage.The 1st way of forcing is most likely where I got the idea about lifting it. I forced mine the 2nd way last year and just used an old bucket.




Posted: 13/11/2012 at 21:00

They look so delicate but of course they are'nt at all. They're obviously very happy there.

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 12:00

Thanks Sotongeoff, I forced it last year as you say, in the ground and got some lovely early stalks. I'm not going to force it this year as I've read it needs a rest and a feed in between forcing years.

I'm wanting to relocate the Rhubarb and wondered when would be the best time to move it. I'd thought that if I was digging it up (I might split it too) I could leave a bit uncovered to get frosted as I've read this is a good idea.

My cuttings!

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:47

Looking good as always Pam. I've used perlite for cuttings this year too with great results.

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:03

It's good you asked this question Sammy5. I have an allotment where I grow Autumn Bliss Raspberries and Rhubarb. Since I first planted them a few years ago they've shared a bed but this year the Raspberries cut out most of the light from the Rhubarb. I've been wondering when the best time to move it would be.

Also on the subject of Rhubarb. I've I'm sure I read that it's a good idea to dig up Rhubarb and let the frost get to the crown. Has anyone else read this and why would you do it?

Bone meal or Fish bone and blood??

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:00

I use chicken pellets and BFB. I did'nt realise Growmore was caustic Verdun.

Plants for scent.

Posted: 30/10/2012 at 13:36

Phlox have a lovely scent and are perennial. The white one gives the most scent in my garden. Also Brompton Stock, I grow these from seed and the scent is wonderful. Night Phlox are another one that have the most delicious scent in the evenings and are much tidier than night scented stock which I also grow. Hope this helps.

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 08:57

I agree it was great to see Nigel again on last night's programme. He's such a beautiful dog.

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 12:26

I thought about them too.

Has anyone received their November 2012 issue yet?

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 08:07

Mine arrived yesterday as well. Not a lot in it this month.

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