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Posted: 06/11/2014 at 12:46

Lesley - frost would definitely have been better. Very cold and miserable because of the wind chill. 

Rbeak - I feel for you. All green belt land where they were building near my parents' home. Their house was one of the first built there and they were told the areas across from them would never be built on. Full of footballers now when it used to be farmland. There's a hospital nearby - it was mainly for convalescence -  which has mostly been sold off. Full of houses now too 

Don't think a helicopter would be very good today LP!  

Propagation of Fatsia Japonica and Agapanthus

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 12:36

Mine doesn't have any flowers/berries either Billie but it's still a bit young so I wouldn't expect it to have any yet. Perhaps keep it in the pot for now and let it get to a good size and then plant it out when it's more substantial. I give foliage plants bone meal in spring when they're in the ground and seaweed when they're in pots so perhaps try that in spring to give it a boost and see if that helps. If there's lots of other planting round it there's competition for nutrients too, and they grow best in quite fertile condition. Bit of tlc and I'm sure it'll be fine. 


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 

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