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01/09/2012 at 19:51

I am very busy at the moment taking cuttings for next years display. I have one greenhouse heated overwinter and it is usually packed to the rafters 

So far I have taken

Trailing Geraniums

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings001.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings002.jpg

 Scented Geraniums

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings004.jpg

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings005.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings003.jpg

 Pineapple Sage

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings015.jpg

 Variegated Sage

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings016.jpg

 African Blue Basil

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings017.jpg

 New Guinea Impatiens - various colours

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings019.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings020.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings021.jpg

 Coleus

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttings014.jpg

 Plenty more to do tomorrow

Pam LLx

01/09/2012 at 19:56
Wow Pam, do you have a production line? You put me to shame, started out with good intentions to do cuttings today and got sidetracked. I think I need to write lines -I must focus!
01/09/2012 at 19:59

I sit in my greenhouse with my radio on - as happy as Larry

Pam LL x

01/09/2012 at 20:24

Well Pam your hardwork does pay off cos your garden looks absolutely beautiful.  It is worth it don't you think when you start to see your cuttings grow into colourful flowers next summer.  Happy gardening. 

01/09/2012 at 21:09
Hi Ive not ever heard of coleus, the plants in the bottom picture, they look unusual and really eye catching, i would like to try doing lots of cuttings myself, I'm a beginner though so it won't be half as good as all yours!! Anyway well done, all yours look great
01/09/2012 at 21:18

How organised are you, I did only a few this afternoon, I am not sure if I have done them  correct I mixed perlite in with compost, what is your secret.

regards

Chris 

01/09/2012 at 21:22
Lilylouise, I wish I had your perseverance and stamina. I took some cuttings, probably 30 or 40 all at one go recently. Should do more but I guess I'm a bit lazy. With me the pineapple safe, salvia elegant, I think, survives outdoors but Its foliage scent rivals that of lemon verbena. I have it in flower now......red flowers some 4 or 5 feet high. You have encouraged me to take some more cuttings and will do so tomorrow
01/09/2012 at 22:10

Very inspiring.

02/09/2012 at 05:21

Lavender Lady - thankyou

Claire -thankyou  Coleus are lovely plants

http://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-msgr&va=coleus

Chris - I mix in vermiculite or perlite in my trays

 

kate - thankyou  

 

christopher 2- My sage is called Golden Delicious and I always take some cuttings - just in case

Pam LL x

02/09/2012 at 09:00

@pam.. a lady after my own heart.. i am never happier then when in garden.. i did cuttings yesterday and hope to carry on today.. i did vebenia rigida,  perrenial wallflowers, penstemons, apple blossom geranium, buddehlia... loads more to do today for next year.

sowed seeds for my foxglovesvarious colours, maltease cross, primroses, polyanthus and cowslips.

and i always listen to Radio 2.. takes me back..

02/09/2012 at 09:14

Pam, you are definitely a class act!   

02/09/2012 at 09:29
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Pam, you are definitely a class act!   

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gardeningfantic wrote (see)

@pam.. a lady after my own heart.. i am never happier then when in garden.. i did cuttings yesterday and hope to carry on today.. i did vebenia rigida,  perrenial wallflowers, penstemons, apple blossom geranium, buddehlia... loads more to do today for next year.

sowed seeds for my foxglovesvarious colours, maltease cross, primroses, polyanthus and cowslips.

and i always listen to Radio 2.. takes me back..

gardeningfanatic - have you taken cuttings of Verbena rigida before? The reason I ask is that I bought a plant this year and absolutely love it  I listen to radio 4 - like the plays and listening to all the discussions that go right over my head

Pam LL x

02/09/2012 at 10:09

Well Pam you have spurred me into action today. 

This is my first year with a greenhouse.  I am not planning to heat it over the winter but I wondered if I take cuttings of pelargoniums will they overwinter ok or will I need to bring them indoors.  I did think I would put bubble wrap inside to insulate and cut out any draughts. 

02/09/2012 at 10:24
Wish i lived next door to you.
Yes i too take cuttings of Fushia's, Pelagoniums,Pansies,etc but nothing like you,what a wonderful escape and pleasure. Wish my windowsills were a LOT bigger.
02/09/2012 at 20:09

pam.. no this is first year for me too. but i added to my scrapbook how to ake cuttings from a piece on this site.. so easy.. also i have noticed the ones in the garden have grown shooters out.. some at leat 8 ins away.. they grow from root base bit like tuberus plants.. wasnt expecting that.. so i ahve dug them up today and potted on and have 4 more plants.. you can check the peice out via clciking on me and going to scrap book i think.

02/09/2012 at 20:11

ok here is a link to the page.. hope i have done this right...

http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/propagating/how-to-take-verbena-cuttings/355.html

 

02/09/2012 at 20:13

well i know htey not thte smae of verbena.. but i took some 4 days ago this way and they are doing very well.. fingers crossed..

 

03/09/2012 at 19:53

Thankyou for the link gardeningfanatic - I will take some verbena cuttings tomorrow

I have been busy again today

Salmon Pink New Guinea Impatiens and 3 Cane Begonia cuttings

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttingscont019.jpg

Trailing Streptocarpus

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttingscont020.jpg

 Irisine and mini scented Gerniums

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttingscont021.jpg

 More White Marguerites- I have taken 4 trays all together

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttingscont022.jpg

 Variegated Felicia

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttingscont023.jpg

 Lime Green Helichrysum

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/cuttingscont024.jpg

 Mini scented Geraniums

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/morecuttings001.jpg

 Four colours of Osteospermums

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/morecuttings002.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/morecuttings003.jpg

 Tomorrow it will be Verbenas,Brachycombes and Sanvitalias

Pam LL x

 

05/09/2012 at 07:14

Only managed to take 1 tray of Red Verbena,2 trays of Pink Verbena and a pot of Verbena rigida yesterday

Pam LL x

05/09/2012 at 08:06

Wonderful as always, no wonder you win so many awards.

 

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