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Conkers this Summer........maybe


Conkers this Summer........maybe

After posting the picture of the new buds on my potted Horse Chestnut(Conker) yesterday, there was a conversation about conkers and I pointed out that I'd only ever once, in 16 years , had conkers! Bit, today, as the leaf buds have opened a little more, I have seen that there are at least 2 flower stems.So, I risked life and limb, as they are right at the top,climbed on the garden bench and took a photo, (one you can see, the other is covered by new leaf in this picture)



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blimey they are doing well and you made me laugh about risking 'life and limb' to take a photo for us fellow goyers! you are too kind:-)))

17 Apr, 2013

 

Excellent Paul, the flowers arer quite nice when you look at them.

17 Apr, 2013

 

Yes, and lots of them on one stem!
Yes, the things I do for GOYers, Summerbreeze.

17 Apr, 2013

 

Fingers crossed for you.

18 Apr, 2013

 

Only thing is, it's a ver windy spot where we are, so may have to protect the flowers!!!

18 Apr, 2013

 

Blooey, I thought it was planted next to your house....glad it's in a pot!
Good luck with the conkers!

18 Apr, 2013

 

oh excellent - love conkers!!!

18 Apr, 2013

 

Yes. lulu ,my boys planted the conker about 16 years ago in a small pot(it's been repotted a few times) I haven't got enough space to plant in the garden despite both my boys' plebes over the years! What I'd really love is for one of them to have a large garden of their own one day and I'd plant it for them!!!!!

18 Apr, 2013

 

Needs to be quite a large garden!!
I have a few oak trees in pots and have been giving them away for a few years now, funny, living in a huge stud farm with loads of room they weren't needed here. I am, personally, gutted!

18 Apr, 2013

 

Finally, a harvest, Paul. Lol.

20 Apr, 2013

 

Can't work out exactly how tall they are?

20 Apr, 2013

 

The conkers are between a half to three inches tall, Lulu. Snigr.

20 Apr, 2013

 

The conker tree is about 7 ft tall Lulu!in a largeish pot but not been repotted for a few years! If I put it in a larger pot, I probably wouldn't be able to move it!

21 Apr, 2013

 

Put the pot on safe/piano wheels, Paul.
They have brakes, so you can position it to suit.
As the name suggests, they can bear excessive weight. :-)

23 Apr, 2013

 

Good idea.....it needs moving occasionally as the roots go down into the ground!

23 Apr, 2013

 

Are you pulling my leg, Paul?
Of course they go down to the ground. In fact they usually go below ground. Lol.
Do you mean they've outgrown the pot?
If so, you can prune them, usually just before Spring...a bit like reverse bonsai.
We used to do it with yearling trees to encourage stronger & more prolific root growth.

24 Apr, 2013

 

Yes they grow through bottom of pot but break through the concrete he pot is sitting on! I do cut the root but really need to repot it!!

24 Apr, 2013

 

Good luck, Paul. Lol.

24 Apr, 2013



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