London (change)
Today 15°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 16°C / 10°C


Latest posts by quercus_rubur

291 to 293 of 293

ideas for a container on a SW facing wall

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 23:42

The planter box will restrict the size of whatever you grow in it. Sounds like you would like to grow a Camelia or Rhodo. I have both growing in planters - the rhodo's been in for over 20 years and still looks magnificent every March/April. The camelia's about 8 years old and this year flowered from late March and has only just stopped. I repot them about every 5 years. They both like shade at some point in the day and need to be kept moist, especially at the roots. I feed them once during flowering and once in the Autumn with an ericaceous feed - oh and they like spent coffee grains. While they are both evergreen, the flowering periods aren't that long. I too would recommend Clematis Freckles, but there are other small clematis you can grow this site gives them by height so could be worth a look


Pot Grown Potatoes

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 23:18

They do take a lot of compost but I think they're worth it. For one thing they will last much longer than shop bought ones - as does most hone-grown veg. I also grow mine in pots so I don't bother with main crop. I usually buy ones that cost more or you can't get in supermarkets like Pink Fir Apple, or Lady Cristl. Given the rain we've had over the past 2 months I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a bumper crop!

That new roundup gel

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 23:06

The main issue I have with it is the size of the spreader. I've been using it on some bindweed which is growing in between plants. It's far more difficult than using the brush that used to come with the old type of Glyphosate Gel. A smaller spreader or an additional smaller size would have been better - not sure what was wrong with the brush anyway. I bought mine in Wilkinson's for £6.50. As Alina says it works by promoting excessive growth but will evenutally kill the plant

291 to 293 of 293

Discussions started by quercus_rubur

Camellias in Scotland

Replies: 4    Views: 365
Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 13:39


Replies: 10    Views: 788
Last Post: 25/06/2013 at 22:37

Cloud pruning anyone?

Replies: 7    Views: 575
Last Post: 08/06/2013 at 23:53

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Replies: 35    Views: 1093
Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 22:48

My Corkscrew Hazel - Thanks

Replies: 2    Views: 345
Last Post: 12/05/2013 at 20:30

Gardening as part of the National Curriculum

Replies: 10    Views: 482
Last Post: 29/04/2013 at 22:21

Dilemma - Corkscrew Hazel

Can it be pot grown? 
Replies: 13    Views: 4610
Last Post: 14/02/2013 at 22:13

Speed gardening

Replies: 8    Views: 510
Last Post: 07/07/2012 at 19:48

Hampton Court Palace Show

Replies: 1    Views: 555
Last Post: 06/07/2012 at 23:42

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Replies: 23    Views: 1828
Last Post: 20/07/2012 at 10:59

I have my first courgette!

Replies: 12    Views: 729
Last Post: 25/06/2012 at 08:48

Push mowers

Replies: 10    Views: 1582
Last Post: 19/06/2012 at 22:06
12 threads returned