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Trachycarpus Fortunei in Container

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 20:22
Verdun - I've always been a fan of physical work!

Trachycarpus Fortunei in Container

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 20:21
Thanks Bekkie I'll wrap it up nice and warm!

Trachycarpus Fortunei in Container

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:23
At great personal risk to my feet! I have taken the saucer away and will get pot feet tomorrow and let it drip into a smaller saucer, or line up the drain hole in the pot with the gap in the deck board.

Thanks again!

Trachycarpus Fortunei in Container

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:53
Sounds like I need a rethink, or a hole in the dish that will drain the water away without staining the deck. Thanks for the advice.

BTW - do the leaves drop off when they're ready or does the old growth need to be cut off?

Trachycarpus Fortunei in Container

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 17:03
I have a Trachycarpus in a container on my deck, it's a big stone pot and very very heavy!!! The plant itself is only about 50cm tall. The question I have is this: The container stands on a dish, to make sure the deck doesn't get dirty from water running out the bottom of the pot, will the fact that water is retained in the dish affect the plant at all? I can't control how much it gets watered by the rain, so will the standing water make the plant sick?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:33

It's only in a pot at present awating planting in it's final location (it needed to be grown up first) but has to be Geranium Rozane:

It was new to me this year and the growth and the flowers are stunning! Going to be a great plant to cover a big planter on ym deck and will be moved to other parts of the garden too wherever I need ground cover.

Also need to give an honourable metion to my courgettes, they are a crop that just keep giving and giving, they're growing so fast that one day they're not big enough to harvest and the next they're marrows!

Advice for Spreading Plant

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:28

Thanks for all the advice guys, I'm going to be constructng the planter this week (if the weather gets better) so hopefully will be allplanted out very soon.

Blackcurrant Harvest

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:29

Not such a big harvest this year, just 7lbs, but I didn't get to mulch the soil with fertiliser this year, hopefully next year will be even better. The bushes will need a good prune com february time too.

Advice for Spreading Plant

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 14:23

Hello, I have a really nice spreading plant that I bought especially for a new planter on my new decking (that I've built myself !!!)

The plants I've got are Clematic Chantilly for heigt up the fence with next door and Geranium Rozanne, for ground cover in the planter, just those two plants (for now). I have a question though about how to best utilise the planter and the geranium.

I want to be able to keep the planter decorative, it'll be about 80cm x 70cm and about 30cm deep (not built as yet). And dont want to see a lot of bare soil so my first though was to cover it with stones or gravel, but this would necessitate a cover of fabric to keep the stones/soil separate. If the geranium is a plant that spreads, will I hinder it's growth by using stones and fabric?

Shoul dI just put up with seeign the soil until the plant is big enough to spread to fill the planter? I know this wont take too long as it a vigorous specimine, any advice will be greatfully received!

Material for raised bed

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 16:08

Nice to see someone making their own beds! I'm going to build some too, starting either this year or start of next spring, but I'm using brick, as I want them to last the rest of my life.

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