Latest posts by chrissieB

Rooting hormone and hydrangeas

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 09:07

Thanks Nut, will try without.

Having thought about it, am sure the tub of rooting hormone I have was given to me by my mum ( who obviously rarely if ever used it as she was cuttings crazy) so that means it must by at least a decade old! I think it's time for a tidy up and decluttering in the garden shed...

Rooting hormone and hydrangeas

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:58


I'm doing some hydrangea cuttings this year for the first time. Do I need to use rooting hormone? I've looked at several sites which all include it in their instructions, but I know that this often gets included as routine rather than been necessary, I rarely if ever use rooting hormone for any other cuttings I've done.

 My second question is how long does rooting powder last - does it ever go off or stale? 

thank you

Ideas for a primary school gardening club

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:51

Could you do some cuttings (choosing things easy to get results from) ? That way you would be generating some new p,ants for the school grounds or if they don't want you to expand the planting maybe for selling at school fetes.

Bulb starter worth it?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:47

That should say only time not inky :)

Bulb starter worth it?

Posted: 29/08/2016 at 08:47

The inky time worth feeding is after they've flowered to help the bulb develop for the following year. As Nut says the flower uses the goodness in the bulb to grow and so feeding new bulbs is a waste to time and money.

Garden Rescue is back......

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:50

I hope it is a new series but the TV listings with today's paper show it as a repeat : (

Phlox ID

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 10:37

Thank you Chicky - I will have a look at these

RHS Level 2 Cert

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 22:47

do the course at a college at night or day classes if you can and you will enjoy leabring with fellow enthusiats. I did the course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Only you can decide whether it is worth the cost, you could always do the course without bothering with the exams if you don't 'need' them for work or career.

Phlox ID

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 16:32

Hi Chicky, do you have any other varieties which also have the more dainty looking flowers like Danielle?

Are they any good?

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 10:53

Thanks Plantpauper, will investigate augers x

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