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Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:23

Any supermarket will have clear food storage bags which have zip lock tops.

Ordinary carrier bags which are opaque are no good. If you have the cuttings in a 3 inch pot, use a cut down 2l pop bottle as a propagator.

I use a tray with a propagator lid, available from most garden centres.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 15:17

If you want to lift, then wait until the remaining spike has gone brown.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:57

I have grown the same...Priscilla, £1 for 15 corms from Lidl.

two bags full have given me loads of cut flowers for the house.

At that price, its no hardship to buy a couple of dozen each year. In free draining soil, if they are planted deep, they will survive most winters and rebloom next year.

I grow them in lines in the veg patch, taking the space when the broad beans come out.

Pollination failure in my cucumber plants :(

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 14:36

My mum has had loads of cucino cumbers. Thats what I'm growing next year.

Pollination failure in my cucumber plants :(

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 11:25

What type of cucumbers are you growing.?

Indoor cucumbers are bitter if pollinated. Ridge cucumbers grown outside usually set by insects.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:55

Yes I noticed the lock. I think that's good. I presume only the mods can do it and not the thread starter.

Chasmanthe Query

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:48

I bought some but they never flowered. Has anyone got them to flower?


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 08:44

 I really want to be David Attenborough. I'm really jealous of the places he's been. Although my wimpy side tends to add in caution. When we were in Papua New guinea, I don't think I could have done the walking up to cannibals, sticking out a hand to shake and introduce myself. Instead we did the wimpy option of talking to the local Anglican bishop, next to a missionary school, on a beach. The kids were daring each other to pull out one of my hairs to see if it was real. They don't get many blondes with waist length hair. After the third one went, I said we had to move or I would have been scalped. When we were diving, we often had boys in dug out canoes watching us.

Now you've made me want to watch the video again.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:25

Good morning everyone. It looks like everyone's alarm clock went off at the same time.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 07:23

Showery weather is ideal for starting a lawn.

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how to take brugmansia cuttings. 
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