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Growing a fruit tree in a pot

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 21:34

..when I lived in Cornwall... near St Austell - I grew a Fig in a container... one called 'White Marseilles'... I got some nice fruit on it as I remember but I moved to a colder area and left it behind...

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:14

.would being pot bound cause this? I can't say it's in a huge container as it isn't... it was a leftover plant I didn't want to throw away so I just put it in a black plastic pot...10 litre size... funnily enough it was growing better than any of the others until this happened just recently...all of a sudden it seemed to me...

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 17:01

..thanks for replying Italophile..   they are like this - what do you think..?


Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 15:30

..I've got half a dozen tomato plants in the greenhouse in pots... all are fine except one where all the leaves have curled up...the fruit that's developing looks good and the plant is growing well otherwise...lots of flowers etc... just all the leaves have folded over... anyone know what might cause this...?

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 15:26

..50cm sounds about right to me.... I wouldn't call them slow growers, but neither do they grow as if they've got a rocket up..well you know where...  you don't want anything overwhelming... think about it... take your time from the choices available, costs etc... whatever you choose...if they arrive as container grown plants, must keep the hedge well watered until established..that is, for the rest of summer...  I take it you've got a hose...?

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:49

..actually I wouldn't go for Beech...not next to a house...not for me that one.. and I might think twice about Holly, I'm not sure about their root systems.. others might know more...

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:47

..only you can decide how much you want to spend on this Chris and you've had some good options given here, but as an example for you, and it's just an example - I'm quite fond of Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' as a hedge... it's dense and thorny - a very dense barrier... one of my neighbours has this... and can be kept trimmed to the height you require... people grow these up house walls so you shouldn't need to worry about that aspect..

..for something like these, I would plant 2 foot apart, and for your measurements you would need approximately 36 plants, which would come about 1-1/2 foot high in containers...and would set you back about £100...

..this site here details what I mean... however, the other options like Lonicera, Holly, al....all good...  Berberis is another thorny specimen... Lonicera nitida plants would appear to be the cheapest, but they are small when you get them... but I like the feel and density of that hedge too...

Best Berries Ever!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:14

..I have decided that you have far too much fruit on that plant so I am hopping on a plane to pick some...

seriously...they look gorgeous but I think it's likely to be too big for me.. don't know what others think... and perhaps too thorny.... there is a thornless Tayberry 'Buckingham'... that might be comparable...

..about £13.00 to buy a Wineberry plant over here... not bad really... and I should add that from what I've read...the plant is highly decorative in winter...stems glowing red...!

Best Berries Ever!

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 10:56

..I think I would like one of these... thanks for this information... I too wonder just how big the plant gets to produce all this fruit...?

Choosing a hedge

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 09:18

..I would recommend something different, but I would like to know how many metres/feet you need to cover, and assuming you plant say 3 foot apart, how many plants do you think you might need...thinking of cost here...? and how tall do you want them to grow before trimming... there are lots of hedging options that you don't need to worry about foundations with... I tend to think towards 'thorny', if I want to keep both animals and children...out... but you can make a dense hedge with a single type easy to manage shrub...Ribes sanguineum for instance...

..or Lonicera as already mentioned...

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