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Clematis cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 10:54

I'm planning to try some clematis cuttings and I know there's lots of experience on here, so rather than just hoping for the best I thought I'd pick some brains ...

Where's the best place to put them to root?

Options are:

  • Shady windowsill indoors
  • Mini-wooden greenhouse against east-facing house wall - doors and top open most of the time.
  • Shady northfacing corner outside

Is a plastic bag over the top secured by rubber band a good idea, or a plastic cover or what do you find best?

Any tips?

I'm planning to use 50/50 cuttings compost and horticultural grit.

Thanks

Old petrol mower wont run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 10:23

We used to flush out the tank and wash the carb etc with paraffin - but that was in the days when everyone had some paraffin in the garden shed.

Can you tell me what plant this is please?

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 10:00

Jacob's Ladder - Polemonium caeruleum if my spelling is correct.

Mystery fruit tree

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 09:50

That's what I was going to say Nut   How lovely

golden willow

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:51

Don't pollard until after the leaves have begun to fall - if you pollard whilst the tree is still in growth the tree will lose a huge amount of sap and it will also be prone to fungal/bacgterial infection.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:36

I feed dried ones at other times of year, but now they've got babies I use the live ones

Old petrol mower wont run

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:34

Possibly a carburettor problem - a simple adjustment might do it (there should be a screw to turn) or it might need taking apart and cleaning.

Have a look at the Old Lawnmower Club forum http://www.oldlawnmowerclub.co.uk/forum/suffolk-colt-75g14-hunting There should be plenty of info there

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:23

Wonky, hopefully he'll live and learn   Although as he's an IT tech he probably things Satnavs are cleverer than humans

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 08:11

Yes Jo - online via Amazon -  approx £8 for 500gms - they usually arrive next day. 

Wonky - always check the address and postcode before setting off!  Not just the town!

Have a good Car Boot!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 07:52

Positive Verdun - he's sitting on the edge of the little greenhouse by the back door where we feed him - he stops shouting once I appear with a palmful of wriggling mealworms for him to take to his family.

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