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Ceanothus

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 18:08

Hi all,has anyone any secrets of Ceanothus cuttings as im struggling ,perhaps someone might have had good results ,i hav,nt managed one cutting yet,i see the RHS says they can be difficult but im losing this battle ,and its a shame as they really are a cracking looking shrub/tree,weve got one but want more so any basic help would do,many thanks Alan4711

ID Please

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 17:57

Hi all,would you believe it iv been trying to grow Delphiniums from seed with no luck at all and iv got a bed full,i think im loseing lately,and the others the daylillies  weve got stacks of them, perhaps a thinning out might be good although they do keep the weeds at bay, Once again im very thankful for  all the help,i wish my camera had a better camera on it so many thanks for all that AGAIN  its sunny ere in Norfolk.

ID Please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:25

Sorry its me again,we have loads of both these plants in a big bed ,none have flowered ,the storks sticking through were daffs  but what are all these flag type plants and the tall ones ,the bed is solid with them so i think they were planted on purpose, ( could be wrong of course)  its a lovely bed but no colour at all , any help please.

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:07

That all sounds just great ,i didnt think pyracantha would be ok as a softwood cutting do to there semi woodyness but yes great advise from everyone ,iv down loaded that advise Dove and again many thanks to you all ,Now what shall i break next 

Fertilizer

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:56

Hi i think the special Comfry is called Russian bok 14 its supposed not to take over your garden like the ordinary Comfry,Steve is right you also need to use whatever you make correctly,

different plants will thrive on different amounts of NPK, depending on their growing requirements.

 For instance, flowering or fruiting plants need the right nutrients to help sustain the growth of the bloom or the fruit. They need phosphorus to promote growth of the root and buds, as well as relatively larger volumes of potash to encourage healthy fruit or flower production. If you give flowering or fruiting plants too much nitrogen, the chances are that you’ll just encourage an abundance of leafy growth – and not much more. Not ideal for promoting flower blooms or a heavy fruit yield! i make nettle tea and comfry and follow these rules its free and works well so does seaweed tea. go to  Is Nettle Fertiliser Suitable for All Vegetables?

hope this helps Alan

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 19:34

Hi all, a couple of months ago Kate bought  a Pyracantha  for £1.95 about 8/10 inches high looking sad ,after a lot of TLC its 20 inch now and really going fot it , today  we very carefully  planted it I lent the spade on the fence it slid off and broke the plant, the root and stem left are 6/8 inches so weve left it planted it looks and should be ok Now the main part is about 12 inches long with 6/8 young branches all about 7 inches long on it looking fit, Now can i do anything with it, can i plant it as a long cutting or cut it down shorter or is it next years compost,i hope not. fingers crossed. 

what dos it do please

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:51

What fantastic looking seeds ,i will keep an eye on them to see if i can grow a magnolia from seed ,these are the first ones weve ever had and i must admit iv never took too much notice before ,but now we have about 7 i see why people love them they are very beautiful tree, many thanks for that.

IDPLEASE

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:47

Hi yes iv followed that and yes all correct,weve got an Indian bean tree,that seems to be its common name,Catalpa it is many thanks and yes Bob ,we keep clearing parts and finding these little treasures or things like this latest one its good fun,and the Ceanothus im trying to find out the best way and time to take cuttings as we love it but need more of it around the garden,many thanks everybody for all that ,just great 

Alan

what dos it do please

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:24

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47537.jpg?width=237&height=227&mode=max

 these are on my magnolia trees after flowering ,what are they please,

IDPLEASE

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 22:16

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 Hi we inherited this tree in very poor condition so i gave it a trim and its woken up ,but we dont know what it is ,the main other trees are magnolias ,could this be another one perhaps.

 

 

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