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Geranium cuttings

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 20:06

I only water them once and from underneath when taking the cutting. I let the compost get dry before even considering any more watering. Me thinks you are over watering and probably watering from above. They root within a few weeks so watering shouldn't be an issue. I have seen them root in less and from compost straight from the bag and unwatered.


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 19:00

I just put them in paper bags in the shed. They come back every year no special treatment.


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 10:05

Really depends on the drainage of your lawn. If it's badly drained then twice a year or more is best. If it's well drained then once a year should suffice.


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 22:01

Think I'd plump for alliums leaf miner with subsequent fungal infection.


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 20:01

If you can find a side shoot rather than a leading stem then you can take them now as you would for a semi ripe cutting. Not difficult to do. If you look at the RHS website and look up semi ripe cuttings it's very easy to do.

Planting camellias in November

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:56

I'd go with the wood chip and despite what Verdun says root grow won't hurt.

The Supernatural

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:51

As an ex policeman I have never believed in this subject. Much of what people experience is usually a result of an over active imagination. Even when people experience real events their recall of those events is never accurate and an event witnessed by multiple people will result in a number of differing accounts of the same event. I am however open minded as there is more on this planet we don't fully understand than that we do. So I am neutral on this. I do find some of the TV programmes hilarious however.

Planting camellias in November

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:29

It's still relatively warm. Forecast for the longer term say's it won't get too cold for another month or so so I'd get them in the ground asap. Give it a good mulch over the planting hole at least 4 inches. It should settle fairly well. If you can protect from frost as much as possible over winter that will help.

strange shoots on wet leaves

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 14:11

Could be fairy bonnet fungi. Not an expert though.

Black spots on hydrangea Macrophylla Koria

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 08:06

I wouldn't do anything. It looks in good health for a young hydrangea. It needs time to establish properly and you won't get the best out of it till next and subsequent years. Many hydrangeas look like that at this time of year especially newly planted one's.

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