hollie hock


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Penstemon 'Phoenix Red'

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 18:30

 Hello again

Your post made me have a go at penstemon cuttings, did some yesterday and was wondering the same thing regarding the bag. Some people use the bags and some don't when they are taking cuttings.The advice I had from here was that you can leave the bags on until the roots show through or you can take them off. I've not ever used a bag before on cuttings, the freezer bags are great though! I have little tents in the green house!

The bag acts as a mini propagator, so you have to be careful to allow the moisture out. My gut feeling is that if they are still looking healthy and haven't wilted they will be fine with the bags off. That's probably what I will do with mine

I did some clemantis montana cuttings in the past and didn't use a bag and out of 6, 3 pulled through, I was pleased with the success rate.

With the amount you put in each pot, I would say it's personal preference. I tend to pot things about gradually into slightly larger pots each time and have been known to put more in a pot to get a bushier plant.

Be good to know how you get on

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:07

That's great nut, I love the sound they make, a summer sound

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:35

I've not been here long, so really pleased to see and hear them. A creature I'd forgotten! Just judging by the amount of fleas on my cats! I think the warm dry weather we've had has been a bit of a boost

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:10

Seen a couple Zoomer in the garden,they really do jump! Don't think I've seem or heard them since I was a child

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 21:00

Sounds like things are going great Zoomer and your plot is really productive already. Your new one sounds fab with all the added extras So much potential, you must be very pleased

Hi Gardengirl, I've got a veg plot for the first time this year and I love it.

I've got a new butterfly

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 20:44

I didn't even see the black bug. It's got a long pair of wings

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

 

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