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Pennine Petal
Pam you are such a talented gardener! I have given up in anklets, mine ever looked like that.
Lilylouise

Thankyou Jean,Bev and Glyn

I am pleased your Basil is growing well for you Jean - don't forget to take some cuttings to overwinter

Pam LL x

Jean Genie

I've done that Pam so hope they will turn out ok.  I have brought parent plant in now . Thank you .

Lilylouise

The greenhouses are now ready for the Winter

This is my cuttings greenhouse as from yesterday

Pam LL x

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Jean Genie

I can see you being very busy come Spring, Pam.  I wish I was as organised as you . Looking forward to seeing the results next year which I'm sure will be as stunning as this year.

Pennine Petal
Pam, what a great greenhouse you have. It looks very well organised, you should see the state of mine and it is only small. You are so industrious and obviously a talented gardener.
Lilylouise

Thankyou Glyn and Bev 

Lots of the cuttings have now rooted including some of the ones I did in pure Perlite

Lets see if I can keep them going through the Winter

Pam LL x

Lilylouise

I thought you might like to see the roots of one of the Perlite cuttings of Laurentia

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 Pam LL x

Looking good as always Pam. I've used perlite for cuttings this year too with great results.

kate1123

Pam this is very impressive, is it 100% perlite, how frequently did you water?

Lilylouise

Thanks Ladygardener

Kate I did keep the Perlite moist and I know the cuttings will have to be potted on soon to keep them growing well - not a lot of goodness in Perlite !

Pam LL x

kate1123

Pam thanks for that, I will be interested in long term progress.

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Lilylouise
This week I have been working in my greenhouse-picking plants over ,watering well and taking stock of the good and bad!
I have had a few casualties-lost all the brachycombe cuttings and quite a lot of the verbenas which were got at by a bad infestation of aphids A tray of scented Geraniums looks very poorly -my fault for not watering them correctly.
I have 14 out of 24 healthy Perlite Laurentias,only 10 out of 18 trailing Perlite Gerniums and the two pots of Sanvitalia Perlite cuttings look o.k - I will have to pot them on soon. The Leysesteria and Cobaea cuttings didn't survive - worth a try,though.
I have loads of trays of lovely trailing Geraniums,Marguerites,Sanvitalias,scented Geraniums,Helichrysums,Plectranthus,Felicias and Osteospermums to keep me busy potting them on soon so all in all I am very pleased
Pam LL x
Jean Genie

Well done Pam.  I still have a Cobaea that's hanging on by the skin of it's teeth outside. Up to now it's seemed to survive everything that nature's thrown at it . Be interesting to see what happens.

My baby basils are doing very well.

Bunny ...
Ohhh how inspiring , I could live in your greenhouse . I must make a list and get cracking
kate1123

Thanks for the update.

Pam do you prefer perlite or vermiculite?

Lilylouise

Thankyou Jean,Bunnysgarden and Kate

Kate - I prefer vermiculite to mix in the compost and for putting on top of seeds when I have sown them but the perlite seems better with the cuttings

Pam LL x