[Arisaema-l] Seeking Advice and Suggestions

DAVID LEEDY djleedy at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 7 05:29:18 CEST 2012

Thank you Peter for your response.
I think your idea of the "frame," is a good one.  [I think we call them the same thing in the US]  I will have to think about how to build this in that I do not want to detract from what is becoming a very nice looking back yard.
Today, I planted a couple of rose bushes on either side of an arch.  I dug my hole to about 4 inches in depth and then got out my pick axe for the rocks.  Some of these rocks were just too big so I got out a chisel and a three pound hammer.  As it was a soft rock, I broke through it fairly easily, but I would hate to have to do this for a hole of any size.
And this wasn't an easy task for a 72 year old man with a heart condition and pulmonary problems.  
Thanks again.
David Leedy

--- On Sat, 5/5/12, Peter Taggart <petersirises at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Peter Taggart <petersirises at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Arisaema-l] Seeking Advice and Suggestions
To: "Arisaema Enthusiast Group (AEG) Discussion List (and other hardy Aroids" <arisaema-l at science.uu.nl>
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2012, 2:56 PM

Hello David,
Growing Aroides is not my greatest area of expertise and I have no experience of the type of climate you garden in. I am surprised and a little shocked at there being only one useful and public reply though. I hope that you had others privately.

Would it be possible for you to make boxes on the ground in a cooler position, 12 or 18 inches high,  between 2 and 6 feet wide and as long as you care to, from stones, bricks, logs  or some other building material? If you were then to fill these with sand, soil, and any organic material such as tree bark, composted vegetation and old potting compost, (we call them "frames" in Britain), you might be able to either sink pots in the ground or plant appropriate species directly into this increased depth of "soil"?
Peter (UK)

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