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Planting potted Daphne in garden

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 12:05

Do it now Dotypoo.

i assume it has been outside all this time so that side of it is fine.

just ensure you can get it from its pot as intact as possible.  Prob best to do this with someone.  Best to lift the plant and try to tap the pot off.  

You are very unlikely to lose it but if it's rootbound you may lose the flowers this year.  I would still take that small risk and plant it out now.  

You will still need to water it in even now.

Good luck ...

It's a big worry......

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 11:57

Aha!  Proof.  

In the Mail today Guy Walters in an article   -  "........the bang that shook the world" - ended by admitting the noises were "Father Christmas on a practise run".  I rest my case .  (Santa would have kept up with technology and have a turbo charged sleigh now exceeding the speed of sound)


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 08:49

Edd, just checked Trehanes site.......only one offer but why not email them asking if they have mature bushes on Offer?  Good time of year to plant them now


Posted: 02/12/2014 at 08:39

Edd, contact Trehane/Dorset blueberry company.  Check their site.  they will recommend varieties to complement.  

I bought 3 large bushes as one of their offers but they seem to regularly advertise deals.  

You need to have decent size containers....window boxes are bit small but why not email Trehanes after you have read their site?  I find them very helpful.

Good morning everybody.  Blue sky appearing now but it is windy.  

It's a big worry......

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 08:23

Mind's playing tricks.....I thought I saw Santa driving a Mini Cooper over the weekend ...that's carazy isn't it? 

Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 08:20

Good post Edd 


Posted: 01/12/2014 at 23:32

Hiya Edd.  mine are in pots 60 cmwide amd deep. ,they were purchased as 3 year old plants and been growing for me for 3 or 4 years.  One plant per pot,,of course.  I also plunge them in the soil....I think it prevents drying out too quickly.

So far, touch wood, good crops.  

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 23:25

Clearly, we all believe 

Early Fruit and veg for 2015

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 21:39

Hiya MOle

gooseberries, tomatoes and blueberries in pots.  

You didn't mention runner beans either or French beans.

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 21:23

tootles, you're not kidding me are you?  Can't wait for elves to appear.  

If everyone on the forum sent me some money that would help my pain today 

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