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Ivy question

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 11:48

I like it as it is, but if you want to reduce it I would delve back into the base of the plant and remove some of the stems, thinning it out ... if the remaining stems are too long I'd cut some of them back by two thirds, but remember that this will trigger new side shoots to form so there will soon be more long stems than before.

If you want more ivy plants I'd select a long stem, put a pot of compost next to the plant and create a 'tip layer' ... details here but you won't need hormone rooting poweder for ivy.  It will root easily.

Last edited: 27 August 2017 11:48:47

Carrot help

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 11:12

This is a pretty good description of what to do ... 

"Thinning carrots

Once your carrot seedlings are large enough to handle they will need thinning out to allow each carrot room to grow properly. This is best done in stages so that you have spare seedlings should slugs attack! For the first thinning aim to leave one seedling every 2-4cm, pulling out any in-between. About four weeks later you can further thin your carrots to a final spacing of 10cm (4in) - the thinnings taste delicious in salads. If you’re growing finger or baby carrots then a final spacing of 5cm will be sufficient." 

Hello Forkers ... August edition

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 11:09

A cloudless blue sky here Joyce ... I hope you get some too.  

Chicky ... enjoy the celebrations.

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Carrot help

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:42

Older leaves do that ... not usually a problem providing that

the new leaves are healthy.  

I'd thin those carrots out a bit.  They won't swell when they're that close together. 


Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:36

How much space have you got ... we once planted a similar mixed hedge in an area around 12' long ... we managed the bottom half of it as a hedge and then when it grew above head height allowed it to branch out into more like small trees ... much as you see hedgerows around fields where cattle graze. 

Potato plants

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:33

Some potatoes varieties do have purple flowers ... Maris piper is one of them ... enjoy your spuds 

What's this?

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:24

Silver Surfer may well be right 

99% cutting success

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:21

That's an increased success rate in around two weeks ... remarkable 

What's this?

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:17

It looks to me like one of the many varieties of tradescantia ... many are trailing plants but there are some upright ones.  

Unknown tree

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 10:08

Not rare at all ... grown in several gardens of my acquaintance and easily available from nurseries in the UK. 

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