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Will these perennials last in pots for a year or two?


 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Will these perennials last in pots for a year or two? Reply with quote

I've an allotment in Dublin but next year will be my last year as I'm leaving the capital.
I have a number of perennials that I'd like to bring with me... well, propagate on. These are rhubarb, comfrey, loganberry and tayberry. From the first two I'll take crowns/root cutting and the last two I'll take stem cutting or similar. Will these cutting survive in large pots for a year or two, until I find a home for them?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the pots are big enough and filled with good soil or compost then they should survive. Never allow them to dry out. The pots should be big enough to take the root ball and two inches of soil surrounding to the edge of the pot.
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