hollie hock

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Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:48

Thanks Hazel, I hope it grows back. I did a really good job of clearing the beds, I'm left with a stump with 3 brown sticks about 2-3"

Listless Lupins

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:25

Never heard of those but I'd be inclined to not believe the claims.

Cut down Clematis by mistake

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:23

Finally got into the garden, had a lovely day cutting things back until I severed my jackamini which had settled lovely into it's spot and up a trellis. It was having a second flush as well

I pinched it out to see what happened last year and basically it went brown and like sticks for a couple of feet with the green growing further up.

It's been in there for over a year so it's roots should be well developed. Trying to be optimistic.........will this drastic severing maybe encourage it to regrow? Is there anything I can do to encourge this?

Thanks for any info

cold frame q's

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 09:13

All of my stuff is still out at the moment, most of it's hardy but I will start moving things in once the night time temps get lower. I have doors on mine so like Dove says, when it's warmish/sunny I'll leave them open. I only shut up shop properly in the Winter months

Plant ID x2

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 08:12

I'd go for gaillardia for the first two

Searching for old threads

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 10:03
B3 says:

I like the personal touch.  You have to be pretty quick to be the first with an ID

See original post

  That's true, even if I know the answer, I never get there

Searching for old threads

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 09:56

I've never thought the search function was any good here, a bit hit and miss. I've been on forums as you describe PapiJo and I'm not keen, just providing a link to a previous discussion somehow takes the conversation and spontaneity out of it.

Patsy, do you know who started the thread that you are looking for? You might be able to find it that way


Posted: 16/09/2016 at 09:37

Very smart Steve and they look so smooth. Sounds like a good trip Garden girl, post some pictures if you can

Advice on Snake Plant propagation

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 09:07

I think gritter compost would have been a better option fidget bones. When it comes to repotting and splitting I've always let larger succulents dry out a bit before re planting and go easy on the water until you can see new growth.I read this years ago in one of Dr Hessayen's Expert books and it has always worked for me.

These plants like and thrive on being pot bound so I've just planted up into slightly larger pots. I won't split again now until the Spring. They've really appreciated being outside as well

Advice on Snake Plant propagation

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 08:27

I've been trying the same thing as you Bernie, never done it before. My leaf cuttings have been sitting in the soil for nearly 2 months now and look like yours, so far nothing. I've read it can take about 2 months for the first new leaves to pop through, so I'm still waiting. Some have rotted off,I found it hard to keep the soil just moist.

I split and divided my large plant earlier this year and all my pots now have seperate off shoots growing, ready to be divided next Spring. I have a feeling this might be the easier but longer way of propagation.

I have a little tug on a few of the leaves and they seem to holding onto the soil, maybe the roots are forming? I'm going to give it a while longer just in case

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