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I decided to get rid of my rhubard so tday I dug it up and binned it. I thought it would be hard to get rid of it but it came out easily enough. I’d dug one of the roots earlier in the year by mistake and knew how thick they are.
when I dug the plant out today the roots were very very thick and were almost like rubber.. weird things..
The soil in this wee bit is good but I added some compost and things and dug it in.
Now I had a gap which only a trip to the garden centre would fix so off I went. I intended to see if I could get a nice fern but couldn,t see anything that caught my eye, I did get a baby Holly fern for a container though.
I also picked up two reduced hosta’s, a bright green one and a dark green one with white edges to the leaves and a cordyline Dazzler which was also reduced.
so Back home I put the two hosta’s in the vacant space and my wee fern and the cordyline into pots.
I,m going to take both indoors before the frost comes.

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Its nice to get G C bargains usernut

1 Oct, 2009


sounds good user, will you get a pic to show us please :o))

1 Oct, 2009


I love getting a plant bargain, can't pass one. i,ll get a pic up soon.

1 Oct, 2009


:o) look forward user..

1 Oct, 2009


Oh dear poor rhubarb... why did you bin?

1 Oct, 2009


i was thinking the same Moon Grower,,,,,,,

2 Oct, 2009


I too am sorry to hear you dug up the rhubarb, though I'm sure you had good reasons. And I'm glad you "experienced" those roots - as you say they are something else!

I was recently faced with a rhubarb dilemma which nearly led me to dig mine up. Sadly my wife doesn't like rhubarb ("tastes like cat's pee" she says ... outgareous!). I soldiered on thinking my daughter (aged 4) would eat rhubarb crumble with me, but she's showing signs of following her mum on this one.

My response - I planted two more rhubarb crowns, and I'm now working on a marketing campaign. Advice (including recipes) welcome.

PS Did you know you can also use the leaves of rhubarb to make a totally organic insecticide?

2 Oct, 2009


I am the only one in the house who eats rhubarb and I had three crowns. The freezer was full of frozen rhubarb and I found myself harvesting it straight into the garden bin.
The area it was in was between two small beds so I decided to lift it to join the beds into one.

2 Oct, 2009

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