Never Give Up

Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

I posted on another rhubarb thread a week or so ago with a picture of my very ill brand new rhubarb.  I was going to dig it up and throw it away but this morning down on the allotment I glanced in its direction and would you believe a brand new leaf is growing from the crown.  The moral of this tale is patience and never give up.image 

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  • LorrainePLorraineP Posts: 212

    Thanks for sharing that, Forrester2.  I have a year old one in a pot which is not looking too happy and I was thinking the same initial course of action as you, ie hoying it out.  Think I'll now repot and hope for the same result as you.  image

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,656

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    We've had to cut back every one of our 8 huge crowns after they were flattened and chomped by a fierce hailstorm last week.   There are signs of new growth already but we won't get a crop this year.

    Now to cut back and feed all the blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, roses, hostas, ligularias, geums, lilies, clematis, cleomes, hemerocallis, phlomis, chelones and astilboides that were similarly shredded.

     

     

     

     

    The Vendée, France
  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    OK Verdun -I'll be very good and I won't pick any.

    Obelixx - That is so rough to see all your lovely things destroyed in a matter of minutes.  I do hope that at least some of it recovers.  

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,656

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     It is very disheartening but thanks for the sympathy and encouragement.

    This is my prized hosta Sum and Substance which was huge.   Its numerous large and smaller pals in the ground have fared no better and I've just found that all my lovely Firefox Lilies in a pot have had their fat flower buds stripped.  Nothing to do but put them in a quiet corner and feed them for the rest of the season and hope for better next year.

    Fortunately I bought some new Stella Viola lillies at Chelsea and they should grow and flower later this summer.

    The Vendée, France
  • Jim MacdJim Macd Posts: 751

    obelixx that's so sad, hail is the worst type of weather! Such a set back. I wish everything the best of recoveries though. 

    Lorraine your Rhubarb needs a pretty big pot, you need at least 45 litres for a Rhubarb. You can buy some good pots that big and not too expensive. This is a link to a 50 litre pot which gives the diameter size if you don't like the style. 

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,478

    Where do you live Obelixx - Foula Shetland Islands?

  • LorrainePLorraineP Posts: 212

    Thanks for the advice Verdun and Jim, will be transfering my rhubarb into the garden very soon.  image

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,656

    Forester - central Belgium about 30 miles South of Brussels in what has turned out to be a site exposed to extremes of weather.

    The Vendée, France
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