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Success with cuttings

Posted: 06/05/2017 at 09:32

How do people take cuttings? 

I have done it before with varied success but want to know the best method.

This year I have taken lots of cuttings and put them in a heated propagator and they all wilted. Then I put some in pots with food bags over them and they were successful until I couldn't be bothered to put the bags back on all of them again.

Is this the best method?

Starting up a nursery

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 21:31

No I am a Northerner.

I appreciate the advice, words of encouragement and reality checks. Don't worry lamweedy, I won't be taking advantage of my parents. I am looking to earn extra money as my wife is unable to work anymore due to ill health. That is why I am wanting it to be part time, and I love gardening!

Starting up a nursery

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 18:32

Thank you for your advice so far. There is an old nursery site nearby so I might ask about the land and more specifically what happened to it.

I don't want to rush into it. I would rather build up a selection of plants and research where is best to sell before diving in.

Starting up a nursery

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 16:35

I wonder if anybody with any experience can give me a few pointers about starting up a nursery.

I am wanting to do it part time as a supplementary income, with hopefully free labour from retired parents,but I want to know the steps that I need to take. These are things that I think I need to do.

1) find land with water supply for use. Must be able to put a polytunnel on. (Do I have to ask the council permission for this?)

2) work out which plants to sell?where do I find out which plants I can't propagate due to ownership issue?

3) start working, can bulk buy seedlings and grow on? How much do I propagate and grow from seed myself? Do I import lots of stock from abroad?

4) start selling

I love gardening but haven't set up a business before.

Any advice will be gratefully received.


Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 09:26

6 might be marmalade. I might move them from their pots into smaller pots or in the garden and see what happens

Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:20

They always look so similar I can never tell 

Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 18:19

Number one actually survived last winter

Rudbeckia identification

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 17:32








I need some help please identifying my Rudbeckia. I would like to know which ones are perennial and which ones won't survive the winter.


Plant ID please

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:12

It's a sedum spectable

Online perennial plug plants

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:44

Can anybody recommend any national collection nurseries or plant fairs to attend?

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Success with cuttings

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Which company is cheapest? 
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plant id

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dampening off

advice please to prevent this problem 
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growing light advice

buying 2nd hand 250w light 
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rooting cut flowers.what to do?

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should i just give up or buy a new fork!?

anybody got any photos like this? 
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plant id

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plant id please

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what caterpillar is doing this and why?

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plant id

is it ammi majus or a perennial or ? 
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