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Posted: 09/06/2014 at 14:14

The ones I left in from last year are slightly ahead of the new ones I planted this year, but i don't expect flowers until  July at the earliest.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:24

 Leftovers potted up and looking for a new home.

 seedlings from last years seed off the main clump.

All photos taken today.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:21

 Three clumps from three single plants planted five years ago

 A clump from the above that I dug up a couple of months ago, separated and replanted as a new group.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 13:01

Where do you live , Stephen? I have a couple of Cautleoides kew beauty plants going spare.

Help finding Roscoea

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:58

Crug farm plants have a comprehensive list. Postage is on the hefty side, so I thought about a trip to the seaside for the day, calling in en route.Its near to Caernarfen in Wales.

I bought some purpurea hybrids including Red Ghurka from  Ashwood nurseries last year. They are just poking through.

I think the seed has to be sown very fresh, and then left to overwinter in a cold frame. I have seed off cautleoides kew beauty just germinated, the seed was off my own plants. When I have bought seed from seed suppliers, it has never germinated. I assume this is because it was dried off too much.


Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:52

Thunder, lightning, and chucking it down here.

and hail stones.

My cold is still streaming. I dont intend going out so I shouldn't pass it on to anyone.

I think today is a good day to stay in and read a book.


Advice needed

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 12:45

Try an advert in the local paper or gumtree. The downside is people calling at the house at odd times.

Or the local church  or school fetes always  like a plant stall.

 If you have enough you could do a car boot sale.

Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 23:23

Terri Louise has been superseded by its offspring Joan j which is also primocane and is treated the same way.

Raspberry Autumn & summer

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 23:11

It sounds like you have all autumn fruiters, also called primocanes.  

last year's canes will have fruited in autumn,you cut the fruited tips off and they fruit again now, and then you cut out the old cane to the ground..I have these, I think they are  called terrylouise. The new canes will fruit in autumn,and the process continues.

I think if you try to separate them, you will lose the autumn crop.

Last year's canes will be Brown, the new canes will be green.

You could also prune all fruited canes down to the ground in winter, but I like to get two crops off each cane.


Posted: 08/06/2014 at 08:51

Sunny here. OH is heading your way,fairygirl, then up past Aberdeen. He has a stinking cold that he picked up in the lake district on Monday, and has now given to me.

I'm going to try and get a few more plants in the ground.  We didn't get much rain, yesterday,a bit in the morning. some overnight, but its sunny with blue skies now.

  Have a good day folks.

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