Firethorns

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Dottie May

Firethorns

I recently bought two very nice plants which are plastered with berries - one orange and one yellow. I've planted up two rather large pots with tete e tete Daffs and other small bulbs and in the middle of each I've put a Firethorn. I've since read in a magazine that the Firethorns need an eracasious(sp)compost. Should I take them out and replant in this compost. Dottie Mayx

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treehugger

firethorns

they're really tough plants Dottie and grow in most soils so I wouldn't worry too much :-)

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Dottie May

Firethorns

Many thanks treehugger for that info. They've been in these pots for almost a week and still look good. Raining pouring today so not the time to be gardening although the garden can really do with it. Dottie Mayx

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treehugger

firethorns

no probs, only thing is Dottie- i've never grown them in tubs before- but there's no reason why they shouldn't do well in large tubs. i've planted them for customers here in really harsh conditions and they're doing great- i would just make sure you don't overwater them.

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sandra

Firethorns

Dottie
A bit like the bay, tough as old boots.
Would say in pots give 'em an acid feed once in a while.

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Dottie May

Firethorns

The tubs I've used are quite large and I had thought to give them an acid feed later on....many thanks for the tips. Fingers crossed they will be ok. Dottie Mayx

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tilly

firethorns

i have several hedges of the stuff and have never used acid feed they get a handful of Growmore once or twice a year!!
Be very careful when you handle them as the thorns are very vicious, the blackbirds [and hens] adore the berries so don't expect a long display!!

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sandra

Firethorns

Tilly
They are in a pot ! No idea where you are in the UK but assume on acid soil.
They will need feeding to give their best.

 
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