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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:15

OH  says 'No, not too early for a Sunday' Lily 

How do you take cuttings from plants?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:14

Absolutely agree there Steve - I usually take dozens - if half survive I'm more than happy 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 12:01

Just been crawling on my hands and knees over the lawn dabbing glyphosate gel in hawkbit and dandelions - still mainly overcast here but warm.

Now to get the hoe out and tidy up the veg patch!

Hedgehog hazards

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:38

I think raising the netting will still protect against the worst depredations of pigeons and will certainly help avoid future entanglements. 

I don't net anything at the moment as I worry about just such a thing happening with hedgehogs and birds.

 I'm going to have to net the pond in autumn - I think the trick is to have the net as taut as possible and obviously to check morning and evening and as often as possible in between. 

The smaller gauge net the better! 

I think you did exactly the right thing 

Orchids Flowers

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:33

Gentle training with small canes (or those wooden BBQ skewers) - start off with the cane at an angle and ease it upwards in stages 

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 

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