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Cactus

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:41

In my "House Plant Expert" book it says that most varieties of cacti will root from cuttings. It states that it is vital to let the cuttings dry for a few days and large cuttings for 1-2 weeks before inserting int peat based compost. (I know that using peat based compost is a no no now but thats what it says!)  Apparently spring is the ideal time to do this.  Good Luck

watercress

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

I might try the land cress too if I can find it in my local garden centre.

watercress

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:24

Thanks for your tips guys!  I think I will try potting them up in a pot lined with plastic and see what happens.  

watercress

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:45

I don't fancy putting mine in the pond as it looks too murky and I have two goldfish swimming around. I wondered whether to put liquid feed in the water. I believe lettuces are grown like this and it is called "aqua culture"

watercress

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:27

I believe you can propagate watercress from shop bought stuff and have placed some stems in water where they have rooted. What do I do with them now does anyone know? o I pot them up in compost or leave in the water? I would be grateful for any information on this.

Seeds

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 17:29

I have been growing "cut and come again" lettuces in my cold greenhouse in a grow bag for about three weeks now. They are coming along just fine, though admittedly a little slower than usual. I do this every year about this time of the year with success. 

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 16:54

Lucky you Verdun living in Cornwall. My other half disturbed a still sleeping hedgehog whilst dealing with the compost heap. Fortunately he saw it just in time and we covered him/her up again. I expect all the hedgehogs in Cornwall are wide awake and getting on  with life in Cornwall! 

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 17:16

Here in Cheshire spring just has not arrived yet!   Not one daffodil in flower to be seen in my garden.  What is it like where you are?

Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:39

Mike perhaps I should have added that it doesn't matter whether you plant the corms in pots or directly into their baskets but watering may be easier in individual pots. Trays are a bit shallow as the corms need room to make good strong root growth.

Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 16:33

Hi Mike, as long as your tubers are kept in frost free conditions they should be fine. Plant them hollow side up and don't bury them. Water the compost from the bottom so as not to rot the tubers at this stage or just pot them into damp soil but don't let it get soggy or dry out.  Place them in a light situation (possibly a window ledge) and wait for them to sprout. Hope this helps, good luck

Discussions started by daydaisy

Plum tree infestation

Can I replace with a cherry tree? 
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supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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Can I make it bloom again? 
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Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
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Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 10:19

Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23

watercress

How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

Has spring arrived for you yet?

This late season 
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Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 08:48
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