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How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:29

Cuttings need to be in the shade at this time of year rather than needing heat and bright sunlight.

 I keep mine on a low wall against a north facing fence - then a cold frame in the winter to keep the worst of the wet and cold off them - but you can easily make one with some old bricks or blocks and an old window or two.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardenersworld/video/alys_thrifty/cold_frame.shtml 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:24

An assortment of colour and texture combinations at Barnsdale and a few familiar bits of architecture etc 

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 This last one's for Punkdoc - to prove that he's not the only one to support his plants a wee bit later than is ideal 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:14

Yes, it's perfectly possible to take cuttings of most hardy plants without a greenhouse although a cold frame is useful.  

Starting off with lavender is a good idea - lots of info here  http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/creative-projects/how-to-take-lavender-cuttings/176.html 

Tell us what else you have in your garden and we can make some more suggestions about cuttings that are relatively easy - you'll soon have more plants than you know what to do with 

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:10

I agree with Fidget - just take them off - tomato plants are individuals,  and just like people some respond just a little bit differently to similar conditions  

Seed Head ID

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:08

My lawn is full of it 

Diff between fuchsias, whiteknights pearl & mag var alba

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:05

Hi techiebabe - you can't cut & paste pics onto this forum, but if you click on the tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post you can upload pics from a pc.

Sadly it doesn't work for phones .... yet  

verbascum

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:00

I don't know that one Fidget - it's very well named if the colour reproduction on the link is accurate 

What to do?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:10

When you say 'bare root' I take it that it's now been planted in a pot or at least planted somehow   Any tree with bare roots at this time of year is unlikely to survive

Spotted burnet?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:06

How lovely - haven't seen any for years!  I once saw  dozens on a large expanse of ragwort on the dunes at Walberswick - never forgotten the sight 

Best feed/product

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 09:56

That's just what I do - I know some people use it more frequently.  

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