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So what did I do wrong this time...???

Posted: 31/10/2013 at 09:41

At this time of year, you take hardwood cuttings of buddleja. Softwood cuttings are likely to go rotten, before they form roots. Softwood or semi ripe cuttings of buddleja are best taken May or June.  You might get away with it at this time of year, if you use rooting gel and a heated propagator with a lid.

Try again with hardwood cuttings.

 have a look at this site


Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:36

I bought 2 brother labellers. The first lot faded. The 2nd lot have laminated labels and seem to be permanent. Only trouble now is the cost of replacement tapes.

Labels or forget

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 22:23

What marker do you use?. I label things, but then find that the name on the label has faded.

Also with labels outside, even though I push them well in, the birds pull them out and scatter them.

Anyone know about automatic electric gates?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:17

In that case go for it. My brothers an electrician. he spends a lot of time putting right the mistakes that amateurs make. Electricity mixed with water in the garden has to be handled carefully, as I'm sure you know.

Lots of people need ponds and greenhouses wiring up.


Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:13

My seed sown wallflowers are still tiny. I have some  Bowles mauve and walbertons sunshine cuttings, just gone into next size pots. At this rate they wont go out until spring.    WELCOME BACK  VERDUN.

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 09:10

Grasses please verdun.   soon as you like...... 

Compost Bins & Lovely Rats

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 08:00

 Did someone say they had a job for me...  Rat!, where? let me at it.


Camera Corner

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 07:32

Blue footed booby.

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 22:14

 Who me?

Camera Corner

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 21:34

 and you think you have problems with slugs on the hostas..

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