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Alpine phlox

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 12:53

Any time. Just take a piece about 2 inches long which has no flowers on it. You may have to wait until it has finished flowering though. Gently strip the leaves from the bottom of the cutting and put the bottom half in a pot of gritty compost and keep somewhere lightly shaded. They root very easily. If you look round the base of the plant you may find shoots with roots already.

Help please on starting a thread!

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:54

Go to your Profile. Then to Forum Settings and Tick the Box for Advanced Editor.

Anyone able to identify these plants please?

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:51

Geranium, not well up on the  varieites.

Geum, probably urbanum which is an absolute thug.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:49

Oh and checked around Mai Tai. There are two seedlings near to it. One is a very very pale yellow, upward facing flower, very much like Geum Kathryn and the other is very much like Mai Tai itself. Nothing round Totally Tangerine though.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:47

This is Geum Firecracker, a lot more orange in it than the pictures shows. Flower is a good 2 inches across.

 And Geum Cosmopolitan Cocktail


Small green eggs? in compost.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:32

You would not believe the number of people who take back plants to Nurseries because of the 'insect' eggs in the compost.

Probably the most frequently asked question on any of the Gardening Websites.

For those interested, most insect eggs are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Mollusc eggs are generally clear or when about to hatch, milky white.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:00

PEST free????????

Vine weevils love the roots.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:22

Very easy from seed, too easy from seed, far far far too easy from seed. BUT, the named ones do not always come true to name so what you get may be better or worse.

Was thrilled to see a plant which arose in my garden on sale at a Plant Fair on Sunday.

It is possible that the ones you mention are sterile. Never checked on mine to see if there are any 'wildings' around them.

I have over thirty of the things and would have more, but I have been ordered to stop buying them.

How can they get it so wrong

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:57

I like it when they show the 'latest' satellite image with it showing clear skies over us and yet it is pouring with rain..............or vice versa.

clematis wilt?

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:40

Not wilt, it does not get Clematis montana. Easy enough to tell, Wilt starts at the bottom of the stem and works up. If the leaves are drooping from the top of the stem downwards then it is something else. Look at the base of the 'wilting' stem and see if something has eaten the bark off it. Snails love rasping away at Clematis stems and then that stem will die back.

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