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this is just so wrong

Postby countrychic » May 07, 2008 8:58 am

I am on my way to buy 6 Upright Yews, which can be costly, at about $80 each. When I drove through my neighbourhood yesterday, (it is yard collection), I saw 4 of these beautiful Yews dug up and discarded and waiting for collection. It was so sad to see the chopped up roots.

If only I had known they were removing them, somehow, by osmosis, lol, I would have dug them up myself and given them a new home.
These were a nice big size too. Probably $200 worth each.

So I guess I have to just settle for my small ones and an empty wallet.
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Postby Sheikea » May 07, 2008 9:18 am

Even with the roots chooped up could you not have taken them anyways and gave them some tlc .Would they not have been ok
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Postby countrychic » May 07, 2008 11:26 am

they're still lying there, it has been two days...should i go grab them? Will they survive?
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Postby dj_backq » May 07, 2008 12:01 pm

It's worth trying! Worst scenario is that your "free" plants don't succeed! Which is not that bad considering that even new ones can sometime fail.

If man cheats the earth, the earth will cheat man.
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Postby GardenGeek » May 07, 2008 6:02 pm

I agree - you have nothing to lose in taking them and everything to save.

Let us know how it turns out.

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Postby Venice » May 07, 2008 6:04 pm

I think it's worth a shot.

I would stick them all in a bucket full of water, to suck up as much water as quickly as they can. Leave them overnight at least before planting.

would a 'root stim' kind of fert help???? or just some 10-52-10, I don't know.

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Postby bluewillow » May 07, 2008 6:22 pm

perhaps a little sugar added to the water.

Wish you lots of luck!

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Postby bluewillow » May 07, 2008 6:23 pm

Double post
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Postby drshawsie » May 07, 2008 6:51 pm

I don't know much about this, but I've been reading about propagating plants and such...Rooting hormone apparently makes it much more likely to grow, and it's apparently pretty easy to make from scratch.

I can't post the u-r-l because I haven't posted 5 posts yet...

Basically here's the breakdown. The active ingredient in the root hormone is found in a willow tree (all willows), so you can take some (about pencil thick) cuttings from a willow tree, chop them into 1" pieces, throw them in a bucket (about 1 cup of chopped willow), add hot water (1 gallon), let it sit overnight, drop your cutting (or in this case plant - roots) into the bucket, plant it and it's more likely to succeed. Apparently watering the plant with the "willow tea" also helps the success rate...
I don't know if that's much help, but I wish you the best of luck :)
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Postby Gloworm » May 07, 2008 7:57 pm

Never mind the sugar , just add rum,,, heheheheh
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