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babyOcho Wed 30-Jul-08 19:20:15

I want to buy this for a friend's wedding gift.

They live in a flat, do you know if they can plant it in a pot until they get somewhere with a garden of their own?

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 30-Jul-08 19:22:21

Yes, I have one in a pot, kept it small deliberately by cutting back into shape.

It's about 10 years old, repot every 2 years or so.

(Grew it from a nut whooo)

babyOcho Wed 30-Jul-08 19:25:00

Great thanks.

Well done you for growing it from a nut. Was it really difficult? I might try it... for myself, the wedding is on Saturday and I don't think that I can grow one that quickly!

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 30-Jul-08 19:27:53

We planted 3 per pot, about 5 pots altogether, 2 came up and I managed to coddle this one.

Have a go.

I also have 2 teeny tiny oak trees in pots, grown from acorns.


babyOcho Wed 30-Jul-08 21:03:47

So... how do I do this?

Do I get some hazelnuts from the shop (the ones that you eat) and then soak them until shoots appear?

I have only grown stuff out of the packet, like corgettes so this is a big step and I am excited.

babyOcho Wed 30-Jul-08 21:04:40

And oaks as well! Well done. I was excited with my corgettes last year.

MehgaLegs Wed 30-Jul-08 21:08:13

DH says you could keep it in the pot for ever, it would just grow to fit the pot. (he is a tree surgeon)

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