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Talkback: How to take fruit bush cuttings

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 17:00

If you put foot long lengths of this years wood  in a slit trench outside, just leave it until next winter when the leaves fall off , and then move to final position.

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 16:26

 HarryBOY, They will be looking for worms.  If you feed them peanuts on a hard surface like a patio, they might be less inclined to dig up your lawn.

Talkback: How to take fruit bush cuttings

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 16:11

Are you talking about unrooted cuttings or   rooted? What  type of fruit bush?

I put blackcurrant cuttings in a slit trench in sandy soil in the veg patch. I then pot them up into a mix of compost and soil or plant them into final position., The only problem with the soil is weed seeds in it.

Seed swap

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 13:04

 

 Seeds I have available.

 Paulownia fargesii.

Pink aquilegia

Onordum acanthium

Paeonia mlokosewitchsii

Rosoea cautleoides

Linaria purpurea ( pink and purple forms)

Aquilegia black barlow

Lychnis coronaria pink

papaver somniferum pink chiffon

Thalictrum flavum

Foxglove dalmation peach

cephalaria gigantea (tall yellow scabious)

Hesperis matronalis

Eryngium giganteum

Amaranthus hypochondriacus (princes feather)

 Eccremocarpus scaber

Rosa Glauca.

Rosa moyesii

Rosa filipes (needs a lot of space)

 If anybody else wants anything, please let me know.

 

Seed swap

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 12:58

To those who I sent some seeds out that I thought were Thalictrum flavum, I apologise. I dug the plant up and found the oroginal label- It is still a 6ft yellow thalicrum, but the label says  Thalictrum sphaerostachyum.  Plant world describes it as an improved T flavum.

I also have to add some Rosa glauca seeds, and some  Acanthus spinosus seeds.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 12:41

Dove I have PM'd you

Help!!!!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 21:23

Charles Darwin was an amateur naturalist.

 He studied Medicine at Edimburgh, and for the ministry at Cambridge, but lost interest in both. He did have a private income, which enabled him to pursue his interests.

GH tom bed...

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:07

The rickvan man channel is quite entertaining.He is obviously a beginner in the gardening area, but his presentation skills, as a one man presenter, cameraman, soundman, etc, are really good.perhaps if the beeb are looking for new talent, they could combine someone with good gardening techniques, with someone with good presentation skills.

Help!!!!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:03

If you press on the green arrow under latest post, on each individual thread, it will bring you to the last page of that thread.

Plant ID

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 09:31

Is it abutilon megapotamicum? Is that the flower bud?

 

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