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Plunge Pots

Post by Kristen » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:47 am

When I plunge large pots I put two ropes under them, tied in a knot at the centre-point under the pot, and then I can use those to yank the pot out (I use an engine crane)

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Post by Dave Brown » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:05 pm

Good idea Kristen. icon_thumright

I don't have an engine hoist, but have used a 2 by 4 piece of wood with one end on a bird bath stand and manually lever up using the fulcrum. :wink:
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Post by GREVILLE » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:15 pm

I just wear a weight lifters belt.


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Post by Tom2006 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:07 pm

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Post by kata » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:49 am

Nice one Kristen!

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Post by Kristen » Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:56 am

Tom2006 wrote:Serious piece of kit! icon_thumleft
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Post by fern Rob » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:37 pm

When I do this with tree ferns they always root through the pot .
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Post by Dave Brown » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:21 am

fern Rob wrote:When I do this with tree ferns they always root through the pot .
Put a 15cm layer of gravel at the bottom.It is fast draining deterring roots, and any that wander will pull up more easily :wink:
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Post by Kristen » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:47 pm

fern Rob wrote:When I do this with tree ferns they always root through the pot .
Haven't tried it with a tree fern, but the brugs and a T. rex I did it for in its first year, rooted through. The engine crane is man-enough to pull them out, but it is a bit exciting when they eventually "give" and fly up out of the ground!
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Post by fern Rob » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:34 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
fern Rob wrote:When I do this with tree ferns they always root through the pot .
Put a 15cm layer of gravel at the bottom.It is fast draining deterring roots, and any that wander will pull up more easily :wink:
Good idea, I will do that next year.
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Post by fern Rob » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:37 pm

Kristen wrote:
fern Rob wrote:When I do this with tree ferns they always root through the pot .
Haven't tried it with a tree fern, but the brugs and a T. rex I did it for in its first year, rooted through. The engine crane is man-enough to pull them out, but it is a bit exciting when they eventually "give" and fly up out of the ground!
It's quite a investment for pulling out plants but when my tree ferns get bigger it may be a idea to purchase one.
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Re: Plunge Pots

Post by Kristen » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:41 pm

fern Rob wrote:It's quite a investment for pulling out plants
True. I have one for working on my car, so "No cost" for lifting plants.

Got a car-mad mate who has one? You'll only need to borrow it for one day / weekend a year.
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Post by fern Rob » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:34 pm

Great idea, I wish I owned one now.
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Post by Kristen » Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:21 pm

Perhaps you could hire something like a Genie?

http://www.hss.com/g/72005/Genie-Super- ... ntage.html

Genie itself is a bit dear (£113 for the 1st day) but I expect there are other similar "lifting tools" for hire?
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