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salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:48

Yes Dove, it is.  Will remove suckers forthwith.  Do you know how long any cuttings take to grow, and would they need to be grafted to something else to get the lollipop shape?

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:33

Ha ha nut!  Yes it is - hadn't thought of that!

salix-hakuru-nishiki---how-to-propagate

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:12

I have this pretty little willow tree.  It's about 5' high and has some leafy stems growing from near the base.  I wondered if these could be used for propagation, and if so, how?  How fast a grower is it?  I've only had mine four months.

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:05

Thanks again Heather.  I have also put up a new post that doesn't include the word 'polycarbonate', but so far no reaction!

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 23:04

Wow - some advice at last!  Thanks Z!

wanting-a-small-lean-to-greenhouse

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:27

What in your experience is the most versatile, easy to erect, draught free, convenient, well made etc. type?  Any pitfalls to watch out for?  Or particular extras to go for?  What kind of shelving is best?  What about ventilation?

Any advice would be most welcome!

advice-on-how-to-choose-a-lean-to-polycarbonate-grow-house

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:11

Thanks Heather - what a kind thought!  I was just wondering about reposting and leaving out the word 'polycarbonate'!

freaky-clematis

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 16:32

Ah!  Perhaps you've put your finger on the underlying cause of the freakiness, obelixx!  I didn't know that you shouldn't put food enriched water into dry pots! 

freaky-clematis

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 15:18

Thanks obelixx.  Would all purpose Liquid Miracle-Gro work as well, as I don't have any tomato food?

freaky-clematis

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 14:40

Thanks everyone for your suggestions.  Just to clarify, the first two photos are of a large flowered clematis, which has been growing in the same pot for about 5 years (tho' I have regularly removed some of the old compost and added new).  It is now growing up the trellis on my new pergola ( which was erected 10 months ago).

The 3rd photo is of a viticella bought from Taylor's in May, which I have planted in JI compost in a pot which is standing against the opposite side of the pergola.  I have put slow release fertilizer into the pot.

So neither is in the ground.  As the big one flowered so well in June to begin with, I can't think that the new trellis is to blame.

LL - I could send a photo to Taylor's - good suggestion.

So, have any of you any clues as to the name of the large flowered one?  It's a deeper purple than the photo shows.

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