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Posted: 06/11/2014 at 07:55

Morning all. Wet here too - so  much for the frost. I went and covered the car and the canna last night so at least they'll be warm and dry...

Woody - hope you get the heating sorted properly soon -  I was without mine for three days last week but fortunately it was mild. Good excuse for lots of tea as well as being a 'lady who lunches' though  

KEF- perhaps the house will disappear into a large hole at some point...incredible how some planning is allowed. 

Off for a quick look round before I go to t'mill. Stay warm and dry 


Propagation of Fatsia Japonica and Agapanthus

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:55

That's about the size mine was Billie - bought in late spring last year. It's about 2/3 feet height and width and it's been in a pot for the last six months as it was getting a bit wind battered where it was. I'd expect yours to be that sort of size too - they're pretty quick growing. Was it a bit pot bound when you planted it? Sometimes plants get a bit stuck if they've been in the same pot for a while and the roots need teasing out a bit. What sort of conditions is it in and what aspect? 


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:14


I had a bit of fasciation this summer on the giant white buddleia I inherited here. Don't think I have a pic though. 

Propagation of Fatsia Japonica and Agapanthus

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:12

Thanks summerwine. I've never tried propagating Fatsia and I love them so might take some cuttings next year. I had a  couple in the ground in a previous garden and bought one last year for this new place which is in a large pot. They make a great foil for other colours and shapes   

Propagation of Fatsia Japonica and Agapanthus

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 18:05

Great isn't it Tina? 


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:25

Chilly here - only 4 degrees when I came home about an hour ago so hope nothing dies of frostbite out there - getting clearer and colder by the minute. It never got above 6 degrees today but the sunshine was beautiful   

I can sympathise Rbeak. I live not far from where I grew up and the whole area is unrecognisable with the amount of housebuilding. They built a new primary school about ten years ago which is the biggest in Europe...not big enough now for the amount of families. Not enough facilities either. Ridiculous, yet people are desperate to move there because of the schools and the shortish commute to Glasgow. All the greenbelt land across from my parents' house was built on years ago and there is now yet another development on the other side - huge houses with no gardens to speak of. Very sad. 

That was a nasty experience for your aunt LP. Glad she's ok.

Verd - very worrying when things like that happen on your doorstep. 

I think we need to tow Britain several thousand miles west....

Propagation of Fatsia Japonica and Agapanthus

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 16:54

I think cuttings would be the way to propagate Fatsia but I haven't tried it. Did  your offshoot grow quite readily summerwine?


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 08:10

Will there be cake Dove? 

Off out to scrape the car and go to t'mill.

Stay warm and dry 


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 07:53

Verdun - is it more a case of - when it's too cold for them to survive outdoors - ie  once there's frost - bring 'em in? I've often found the advice a little odd, as surely they're no different from many other plants which are  not fully hardy in most of Britain.  

Or am I being simplistic? 


Posted: 05/11/2014 at 07:43

Morning all. Porridge required here with this colder weather! Left the canna out so it'll have to take it's chances. Don't think it's much colder than the last couple of days have been anyway - temps have only been 4 or 5 when I leave to go to work. 

I only have tulips in pots now Lesley. I love them but they get battered by wind and rain here normally - just as they flower. AT least in pots you can shift them around. The only ones that last in the ground are the species ones or the bog standard red/yellows. 

Quick look round before I go - not been on here for a day or two. Nice to see you again Edd.  Have a good day everyone 

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