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Talkback: Taking geranium cuttings

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 18:32

As I've been lumbered with looking after a friend's exotic pelargonium collection, think I will try propagating them as some are very pretty indeed.

what can i plant for autumn and winter flowering...and

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 18:25

Now here's monochrome:

 Loving the courreges boots.

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Posted: 23/09/2012 at 18:22

I've got the woodburner going too. Getting in practice for what's coming...

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 18:21

Christopher2 - what I really like about this board is the mix between sharing advice/experience/inspiration/humour/off the wall stuff. It is fun! Keep posting!

what can i plant for autumn and winter flowering...and

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 18:12

In my teens  I was living in Torquay. Donovan used to play in a local pub, the Rising Sun.

A few colours here!


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Posted: 23/09/2012 at 18:03

Actually mentioned both!

Has anyone made their own greenhouse staging?

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 17:59

When I got my first greenhouse I was so broke I couldn't afford any decent staging. So I went to the local recycling centre and found discarded metal office shelving which worked fine, though did look a bit hillbilly. I've gradually upgraded over the years to aluminium staging with removable slats which gives me all the flexibility I need through the growing seasons.

What's the strangest thing you have ever grown in a pot?

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 17:53

 Well I don't know if you'd count it as a success, but nutured what I though was an exotic geranium which when it flowered was...a field buttercup.

How to Cover Ground in the Shade

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 17:47

My first thought is to put paving of some sort down ,leaving a clear circle of soil round the catalpa trunk. I see you already have a few containers in the area, you could then put some more on the hard standing (for example with mint, which would be happy in the shade and convenient to pick leaves for Pimm's). The bare soil round the catalpa trunk could be planted up with plants tolerant of dry shade ...cyclamen, snowdrops, epimediums, vinca... 

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Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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