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Latest posts by cairnsie

Begonia Seedlings

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 19:34

I have pelleted ones which were easier to separate and have had about 90% germination rate im growing them under lights though the seedings are tiny I nearly missed them at first

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 19:39

Funny I am growing a lot of aquilegias at the moment looking forward to seeing how they turn out,

clematis

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 20:19

Montana's don't need pruning and will not flower if you cut it back it only flowers on 1 year old growth which is why it didn't flower. Only prune them if they are outgrowing there space and your are willing to sacrifice next years flowering ability. Its pruning group 1 if your looking on the net.

Begonia seeds

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 22:03

yeah thanks for the replys I had difficulty with begonia cuttings. infact i had great success with a lot of things but the begonias were not one of them. I may just buy tubers.

Heating for sheds?

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 19:45

I run tealights in a pot in my mini greenhouse when its going to be really really cold overnight if I am growing sweetpeas. It does work but my main fear is I cause a fire so I don't use them if its windy.

Begonia seeds

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 19:19

I want to grow the tuberous variety from seed however they seem difficult to grow. Anyone has any experience and when do you sow them. I've grown lobelia seedlings etc which are very small are these more difficult.

Thanks for any replys

Leggy sweet peas???

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 19:01

I don't know about the everlasting ones but the annual ones need to be in a cool environment my first batch last year went leggy as I left them in the house too long. I would shove them in a cold frame now

Hybrid Tea rose Cuttings and Rose seeds

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:39

Thanks for that ill have a go with whats snapped off.

Hybrid Tea rose Cuttings and Rose seeds

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:26

Thanks for the advice ill try that and have a look on the seed swap forum too. Are softwood cuttings any good this time of year.

Hybrid Tea rose Cuttings and Rose seeds

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:09

It funny i seem to be the same. seed is no problem but for the second year running im struggling with my cuttings.

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