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what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:34

I think so fleurisa,I couldn't bring myself to kill it as I love butterflies so much.

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:31

I had to dig up one plant as it was smothering everything around it. I have taken a few cuttings over the years. I have an out building that is joined to the house and is pretty warm at this time of year and it gets sunlight in the morning. I cover them with bags and I water and spray them. I remove lower leaves and dip in hormone rooting powder. Then just hope. I am planning on giving these to my daughters school. I have had to trim my cuttings from previous years as they get big quickly. But when you see all the butterflies on them you can't help but love them. Hope this helps.

Trial and error but it is fun.

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:53

I have been busy this year dividing hostas and some sedum. I have filled up most of my trays with seed,with varying degrees of success,and the other day I  took some cuttings. Penstemon,scabious,bowles mauve and campanula. I came to water them this morning and a caterpillar had started to eat some and lay eggs. I wouldn't mind but they had bags on tied around with royal mail elastic bands(they drop them everywhere).

What have you been up to?

Buying seeds online/eBay

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 00:31

The good thing about ebay is that you can get unusual seeds at brilliant prices. I have bought lots and actually swapped a few on this website.

I would recommend british only suppliers as foreign ones put the seeds on a boat I think(it takes forever),and include pitiful instructions.

Have a go,most are buy it now. I have just bought some pennisetum seeds. Can't wait to plant them.

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:11

Thank you all. Fair douze dove,you know your stuff. I will dig up and put in some agapanthus. It must have gotten there through a mixed perennial seed packet.

Cheers

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:57

Dove the stems are square. How odd. Does that confirm what you think it is?

plant ID please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 09:18

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41877.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 This plant is spreading along and smells of mint. Is it mint or something else,I am planning on chucking it out but wanted to check it wasn't a beauty beforehand.

agapanthus nurseries

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 16:58

Great shout,I will compare later.

Thanks

agapanthus nurseries

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:14

I would like some help finding a good supplier of agapanthus that sells them in 2litre pots not 9cm ones.

I would like value for money.

Thanks

 

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 18:06

Wow fairygirl,wish I could see that.

My wife just said that we shouldn't have to supervise them in the garden,so I will take your design on-board when I do it when my 3 year old is in school.

But you are right edd,you know your own children but other people's kids might be totally different. I mean,how many children do you know that call you stinkypump!? But I am sure mine aren't the only ones singing songs from the film frozen.

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i don't need to sound silly but...

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