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Hybrid Tea rose Cuttings and Rose seeds

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:03

Yeah my hybrid teas dont seem to be making hips for whatever reason but I have had alot of damage of the wind snapping stems on my standards which is why i am asking about cuttings. I like the hybrid tea style flowers but im not bothered about the colour.

Thanks for the reply.

Hybrid Tea rose Cuttings and Rose seeds

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 20:47

Has anyone been successful with taking cuttings from hybrid tea roses and what methods did they use.

Also does anyone know a good supplier of rose seeds. I can only seem to find them on ebay and they tend to be from chinese sellers and seem to be available in colours that dont look realistic. I would hate to spend a long time growing something to find it is something it isnt.

Thanks for any replys


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 19:15

I seem to be having a few problems with my clematis this year. My clematis montanas are great and thriving but my president got wilt. However i cut it down to the base and its back shooting away and as big as it was before I cut it down and starting to flower again. My rebbecca flowered brilliantly and now has went brown mostly apart from a few leaves at the base like it does in winter. Another large flowered variety has started looking shabby and hasnt flowered although its been looking sickly all year. However apart from these my other clematis(nelly moser, warsaw nike, blue angel) among others are doing well and i cant understand it especially as this has only started to happen since the weather has become a little cooler and more rain as opposed to the hot dry spell we had earlier.


These clematis are all only 1 year old

My question is this browning of leaves caused by the fact they have done all there flowering and are simply finished for the season or are they dying and what should i do. It doesnt look like willt like my president did either.

ceanothus removal

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 19:53

I have dug 4 evergreen ceanothus up from my front garden. I Removed the main root ball which was a difficult job but there was still deep long roots that i couldnt fully remove. My question is will it come back. I am turfing over the top of this and to be quite honest it would be impossible from me to get much more of the root out. The reason i dug them out is that i live in a newbuild house and they planted by the builders but they were overgrown with weeds that i could not fully remove and they looked tatty.

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:41

ill cut it back to ground tommorrow as much as it pains me to do it and ive read to water the ground with a copper based fungicide. Any recomendations on what to get

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 17:15

It was doing so well im dissapointed but i cant see any snail damage at all and i have had a really good look. Its in the soil at the moment i planted it deep in the ground so hopfully will recover.

clematis leaf problem

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 21:56

After i commented on this thread one of my clematis started to look damaged. Its cleamtis the president. It had a few buds its this year one opened but not long after went completely limp. the plant is only 1 year old. All the other buds have gone limp now and the plant had black markings on its leaves and just looks a bit sorry for itself, we had very strong wind and monsoon like rain, is it that or is it wilt. 

Aquilegia seeds

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 19:17

Thanks thats great ill do that and see how they do. I am going to plant them in dappled shade too.

Aquilegia seeds

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:03

My parents are giving me some seeds from there aquilegia plants however i cant sow them in situ now as where they will be planted currently has bedding in. Can i sow them in pots and plant out september or overwinter them in a coldframe as i want them to flower next year or will they require a cold treatment prior to germination.

Thanks for any replys

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