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propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 21:21

you have got to have plenty of patience and not knock the cuttings out beforebefore they have rooted.two penstemon cuttings died on me today with roots on,were they not watered enough?i don't want to overwater them

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 16:16

you could have sold some or swapped them to get some more plants.l love a bargain like pash and will try to salvage plants or propagate them straight away.

has anybody else had lucky/unlucky cuttings.150 willow trees would be a blessing and a headache.

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:22

it is easy and mine have ten plus flower stems already.take some around about now by taking a three to four inch cutting off a new shoot,take the flower head off and remove the lower leaves,dip in rooting powder and put in a pot.make sure the cutting was taken just below a leaf joint as it will root better.i experimented with mine putting a bag over some pots to keep the moisture in.

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 18:39

let's all boast about successful propagation,as we all feel proud when we do it so let us share and compare.

i will start by saying i have taken sedum cuttings for the second year from emerging  shoots.last year i took stem tip cuttings from bowles mauve wall flower and hardy osteospurmum,this year they look huge.

this year i have again,unsuccessfully,taken dahlia cuttings and they have wilted.

i am obsessed.every new plant i buy i always try and take cuttings.

what have you been successful/unsuccessful with 


bottle brush not flowering

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 19:36

hi can somebody help my dad.he has a bottle brush shrub in a container and last year it didn't flower.we are thinking of moving it to a sunnier site and adding some top dressing compost.does it need pruning or will this do it?

Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 20:57

sorry.i do get over emotional sometimes

Cat Poo in the compost !

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:40

don't forget that the poo of these verminous animals are a health risk.if silly lazy owners don't use litter trays then these animals will act wild.

my advice is get rid of the contaminated area by digging it in deep down,then get a gun for these free roaming animals.a pet is contained,one that isn't is wild.

acanthus root cuttings

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:19

i tried and failed in winter to grow some acanthus root cuttings.i have bought some more recently and i know the roots will be thick,should i take some cuttings soon or just in the winter

will yellow rattle kill couch grass

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:14

i have plenty of couch grass in my borders,if i put some yellow rattle seeds in the grass will it grow and kill it? i have heard yellow rattle is parasitic to grass.

any help will be gratefully recieved 

over wintering osteospurmum.

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 08:38

i have successfully propagated the hardy low growing osteos,is it a case of the bushy bedding ones i am keeping are just annuals?i thought the bedding ones were half any case i will take cuttings and store them in my outbuilding.

would September and softwood cuttings be best?

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