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plum trees - problems

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 16:53

The green is probably moss or lichen, shows you have little air pollution. No sign of buds on ours either.

Rowan Tree Propagation

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 16:51

Never heard of anyone getting a cutting to root. Seed is best (if you can beat the birds to it). They need stratifying to get them to germinate. Otherwise if it is a special form then they are normally grafted on to the common Sorbus species.

Hepaticas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 16:47

It is now reckoned that there is only one spcies, H. nobilis. So all those Japanese ones are just as hardy in theory as the others.

None of them are that difficult to grow, just needing woodland soil and light shade. The ones I have are just appearing from under a foot of frrozen snow and look no different than they did last year.

Seed is best sown while still green and needs to be kept moist at all times, Needs no heat to germinate. Sometimes it does so immediately, at other times in Spring. If you do get them to grow then do not prick out until the plants have really got going, possibly in the second or even third year.

Hepaticas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:26

And here

http://www.slacktopnurseries.co.uk/expression/index.php/plants/

Hepaticas

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 10:23

http://www.edrom-nurseries.co.uk/shop/pc/Japanese-Hepaticas-c24.htm

Check out the eye watering prices.

Clematis cuttisngs

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:26

Have to confess that  I only ever succeded when I had heating cables in the cuttings frome too.

Purple flowering Cow Parsley?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 18:07

The only one of which I know is Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

Rubble in the border

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 09:07

Well, we cannot grow Camellias here in much of the garden as the soil is full of lime-mortar and that definitley affects the leaves of any Camellia which we have planyed.

I would agree with Dove about filling the bed with Ericaceous compost though.

Talkback: Growing auriculas

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 14:27

Sorry about that, should have read 2cms not 2 inches, comes of working in one and thinking in the other.

Talkback: Growing auriculas

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 18:04

Not read the original article, but will add my pennywirth about the gravel on top. It needs to be at least 2 inches deep to stop Vine weevils from laying their eggs. That depth is required to prevent the dult from smelling the soil which she needs to do before egg laying.

 

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