Dovefromabove


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Advice neede for sick Christmas Cactus

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 13:46

It does sound as if it's on its way out ... I would take several cuttings ... possibly the branch you planted may have been too big to root effectively


Have a look here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=840 


It is apparently also suitable for rooting in water, although I've not done it with these plants


http://gardenologist.org/root-christmas-cactus-cuttings-water/ 


Good luck 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 12:16

Right ... back from the shops with provisions ... we're unlikely to starve over the next week ....  washing out of the machine and draped around upstairs rads .... just the kettle to descale now then I can have lunch, prep a couple of rainbow trout  and veg for our supper and open the seed catalogues ....... 

Last edited: 05 January 2018 12:17:24

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 10:20
Dovefromabove says:

Learnincurve says:

"bag this I'm going to dobbies" she says loooking at the state of her floors. 


See original post

 How big's your floor Learnin?  Shall I do yours when I wipe the mop over my kitchen tiles?


...



 All downstairs floors mopped/swept/vacc'd .......... you can go to Dobbies with a clear conscience .... I'll do a quick food shop and then get on with these catalogues ........ 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 09:57
punkdoc says:

... However, every plant nursery and GC. within a 20 mile radius, that is a different story.





 Only 20 miles Pdoc???    

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 09:48

Am I the only person who's never been to Bluewater or Trafford Centre?  I've never been to Meadowhall or to an Ikea either 

Last edited: 05 January 2018 09:49:07

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 09:44
Learnincurve says:

"bag this I'm going to dobbies" she says loooking at the state of her floors. 


See original post

 How big's your floor Learnin?  Shall I do yours when I wipe the mop over my kitchen tiles?


LilyP ... who mentioned enthusiasm?  Not me ... just want to get it done so I can have a look with a clear conscience at this pile of seed catalogues that arrived in the last few days 


Pdoc ... like a dog with a bone ... that's the spirit  


and 'hello' to the rest of you ......... have a good day everyone 

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 08:01

Good morning all  G'day Pat   Glad your wrist is easier ... don't overdo it tho'.  


OH has gone to work and I'm just finishing my coffee, then it'll be up and at'em ...

Last edited: 05 January 2018 08:03:11

Aubergine

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 07:55

They should be ok without help but if you're not getting fruits to set then I'd try using a fine artists brush. Make sure the compost isn't drying out and that the air isn't too humid ... a tricky balance in some years. 

Propagators

Posted: 05/01/2018 at 07:42

I have a windowsill propagator with seven small seed trays. I use it to germinate tomatoes chillies and cucurbits etc so that I can grow varieties of my choosing rather than the ones stocked by the big garden centres. I also germinate some  perennials that require a little heat to start. 


I don't end up with too many leggy seedlings. I sow approximately the number I need and pass on the remainder of unused seeds to fellow gardeners. 


With carefull use of bright windowsills and a wooden mini greenhouse to bring on the seedlings, I find the propagator very useful indeed. 

Last edited: 05 January 2018 07:45:41

Hello Forkers - January 2018

Posted: 04/01/2018 at 22:44

Hope it's nothing that a nights sleep can't cure LilyP 


Sleep tight everyone ... 

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