hollie hock


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I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:34

That's very pretty Different insect all together, but have seen some grass hoppers this year, the first time in years. Very happy

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

That's a brilliant tip KEF would never have thought of that! Thanks

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:21

Hi again Lyn, thanks. Think I might take some more of my pale pretty pink fuschia that I have, but will do them in water. It's grown so well and it has flowers all over it so it's hard to find a non flowering shoot.

I'm guessing I could just pinch out the flowers and then stick it in some water?

I'm trying some Verbena Boneralis as well, I've got some in water in the kitchen window sill, not roots yet but still alive. Thinking of putting some of those in compost and seeing what happens.

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:07

Thanks Alina, I often use a propagator when I sow seeds and take the lid off usually when the seedlings are looking strong and healthy. Think I read or saw something that said that prevent wilting was crucial to good cuttings.

Realistically can't see me  drying out the bags regularly, so might leave them on for a couple of days and then take them off

 

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:52

Hi Lyn,

When you say under the bench do you mean in the greenhouse out of the sun? Don't have my cold frames anymore.  I had some success with Bowles Mauve last year, both with hormone rooting powder and without.

Do you think it makes any difference with fuschias whether you put them in water or in the compost like I did today? I've got a lovely hardy one, which was grown from a cutting last year, can't remember how I did it though.

Not ever done pestenmons before, I took them off the free ones I got years ago from T&M, they were the size of my thumb nails when I got them.

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:10

Hello,

Spent the best part of the day taking cuttings I'm having a go at Bowles Mauve, penstenmons, lavender and some fuschias.

Thought I'd try out a new way so I've cover the potted up cuttings with a bag to retain mositure. So far so good as none of them have wilted yet.Also found my pot of rooting hormone half way through as well which is a bonus!

How long should I leave the bag over them? Is it just to maintain moisture when you cut and pot them on? Do I wait to see new growth/roots and then remove?

Thanks for any info

Bee/Butterfly friendly flowers, but space efficient. :)

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 13:25

Ajuga are low growing tough plants, flower in the Spring and the bees like them. Won't be long before it's Spring bulb planting time, crocus are good for early emerging bees

Well I'll be pickled!

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:37

Thanks for the info on this thread, I've grown beetroot for the first time this year and very tasty it is too

Been thinking about pickling what I have left.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:27

Good luck with your Spring sowing of them Fishy, it's great collecting seeds from the garden

Unknown plant or weed?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:10

I had some of that "chameleon" plant in a previous garden. It is a thug and smells disgusting when you dig it up!

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