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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: Yesterday at 14:26

Hi chicky and Rosie.  Understand your point  chicky about plants moving in the wrong direction and maybe it won't be viable for us to link up.  However, not sure how far you are able to travel with your plants, so it might be that I collect them from you and move them westwards to where ever!   Ryan and his mum (Brighton) will also have plants and, who knows, there may be people out there on the south coast, reading this, who are willing to donate plants but not able to transport them.  Sorry Rosie, haven't really given any concrete solutions yet -  just thoughts.



oriental poppies

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:40

Hi David, at present the plants are massive and I don't think they will get any bigger.  However, no sign yet of any shoots likely to become flowers.  Thanks for your posting and I'm really keen to tackle the propagating in due course.

oriental poppies

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 04:21

Many thanks fidgetbones and Andy19 for that info and it seems I need to wait until the autumn before I do anything to try and propagate from them.  I had tried to propagate from seed in the past but was told by an 'experienced' gardener not to bother as it would never be a success and only take root cuttings.  I now feel much more confident about tackling these three plants and have googled about how to sow the seeds. Thank you both.

oriental poppies

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:58

This looks to be like my own personal thread!  However, if anyone else is interested in propagating by root cuttings,  I put    'root cuttings, oriental poppies'   into google and there is a good informative site by the rhs telling you when to do this  how to cut the roots and what compost mixture to use.

oriental poppies

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 11:48

Maybe I could just dig them up with an undisturbed root ball and put them where I want them?

oriental poppies

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:52

I have three oriental poppies which were in the wrong place last year and are still there as I forgot to ask how to propagate them.  Have just looked on this site and as instructions for propagating were shown in July, perhaps that's when the job should be done.  However, I have tried taking root cuttings before, from hollyhocks and other plants which I can't remember the names of, without any success. 

Does anyone have a foolproof method of taking root cuttings please as they are beautiful plants but in the wrong place?

Human irrigation system

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 11:48

Very best wishes Mike for the future and I look forward, with hope, to reading your thoughts again soon.

Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:07

I bought three illumination pink, over a year ago, which  managed to survive my waterlogged garden this winter.  They were surprisingly easy to divide and I now have six healthy looking plants.  When dividing them, I also broke off three shoots and they are growing well in pots.  I'm now looking forward to seeing them bloom from May to November - well that's what the packaging said!!

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:40

an evening bump!

vinegar on weeds

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 12:35

At the weekend I experimented with both malt vinegar and salt on all the dandelions and weeds growing between the paving slabs.  Have just been out to check and those treated with vinegar are definitely dying down but not yet the ones treated with salt.  Last year I  put salt on oxydalis (spelling?) growing in the cracks and it did work and hasn't reappeared.  Still have lots of weeds in cracks so, Lancashire Lass, am going to experiment with boiling water next time.

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