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20/04/2012 at 21:02

hi on tonights program monty had some cuttings what were they ? and also what was the " cool cotton plant "

many thanks

20/04/2012 at 21:19

Pulmonaria. 

20/04/2012 at 21:22

It's Pulomonaria Cotton Cool. We clocked it too. Ours suffer from mildew due to the site, and we liked the comment from Carol that her Cotton Cool doesn't suffer from mildew even though it is in full sun. 

20/04/2012 at 21:28

Not to mention eternal fame for Artemis, re reading out the letter about rose cuttings.

20/04/2012 at 21:43

I missed that! Must replay it. I wonder if he will join this board??

I did likewise having seen the programme - 12 cuttings - 9 have taken - Compassion, New Dawn, All that Jazz.  I thought I had taken them too soon - September - as it was a warm spell. I'll try some other roses this autumn. 

20/04/2012 at 22:14

I did some rose cuttings and kept them in mt conservatory they have taken can I just put them outside now or should I wait abit?

20/04/2012 at 22:30

The cuttings Monty  had  were Delphiniums.

20/04/2012 at 22:34
@ billy nomates Would try acclimatising them (ie hardening off) before submitting them to the outside world.
20/04/2012 at 22:45

I really liked tonight's show.  I've always loved pulmonarias and think Nigel is adorable.

20/04/2012 at 22:49

Billy Nomates

When did you take those cuttings? How did you take them? Were they planted outside or in pots? Cuttings take a long time to develop, and to be rugged enough to be planted out. All my cuttings are planted in pots with a 50/50 mix of compost and perlite. They then stay like that for a year before being planted in individual pots for a further year. Only after that would I consider them reading to go outside. A good root system takes time to develop.

21/04/2012 at 09:25
21/04/2012 at 11:09

Kate, Monty did transplant delphinium cuttings that he took a few weeks back, but he also showed rose cuttings taken last September and placed in a bed outside that are now in growth. 

21/04/2012 at 11:16

You can put the rose cuttings outside now, keeping them in the same pot. I used to do that but the problem is that you now have to look after them all summer and make sure the pot does not dry out. Don't try potting on at the moment. I did that once after the cuttings had sprung into growth in spring, only to find that the roots were barely formed and delicate, so when I potted them on they rotted. You could pot them on in a month or two, and then put them in shade until they have settled down. 

Last September I did what Monty did - a 10" deep trench, sharp sand at the bottom, then 2" soil / compost,  10" cuttings as thick as a thick pencil, rooting compound, with just the top 3" showing above ground. I will leave them until autumn by which time they will have a strong root system ready for planting into their final sposition. 

21/04/2012 at 17:42
I agree with you Koalagirl - Nigel is a star! Clearly loves gardening and Monty. His tail never stops wagging!
21/04/2012 at 18:58
22/04/2012 at 08:32

Monty's tail never stops wagging?

22/04/2012 at 08:33

I am now recording and saving each and every GW programme onto the hard drive so I have something to watch next Winter

22/04/2012 at 08:42

I'd like to adopt Nigel!

22/04/2012 at 10:44

On this weeks episode, they visited a place called "Ringwood" in Hampshire where the lady was showing lovely ground covering plants does anyone know the name of these ? they were a small bell shaped flower purples, reds would really like to get some of these.

22/04/2012 at 10:49

Pulmonaria

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