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need tlc after a horrible summer

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 21:46

That's sad news Mark, the great thing about gardening is that there is always next year and that gives us hope for things to come

hormone rooting powder

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:57

I rediscovered my pot this year, I've still used it,can't see it doing any harm. In the end some cuttings will take and others wont. I''ve used it on some my fuschias, penstemons and bowles mauve cuttings.  Fingers crossed

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:50

That's a lot of Lupins Whippet! I'm going to try and take my own advice and shift a lot of stuff outside this weekend. The lupins and hollyhocks would do fine outside. I'm not a rose grower but I would expect the same of them. It's a way of hardening them off  for the Winter.

Nooze, sounds like your hubby is doing a great job, can't give you any advice, but I'm sure others on here can as they've done the same thing. Just think of the great things you can grow there when it's up

Cuttings Advice Please

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 22:21

I've got a similar experiment going on in my greenhouse. I've got some penstemons and lavender. So far so good that they haven't keeled over.

I don't know anything about the self watering trays. I'm finding my cuttings are remaining fairly damp without much water. I've watered them a tiny bit when the soil seems a bit dry.

I'm expecting to cut down on the watering as we move into Autumn and Winter. Good luck with yours, it's great when cuttings pull through, good established plants for free

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 21:59

I hear them phillipa  I diligently sowed my beetroot seeds this year, one seed to each pot and to my surprise and horror each little case grows more than one! I was forced to pick the strongest one as per Monty's advice!

I've hardened up a little this year, maybe?  I haven't sown as much, but I'm with you............you've germinated, you're doing well, I've got to to give you a chance. It's life and there's nothing better

 

 

 

Lupins from seed

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 23:07

In my mind they sound like  established plants. I don't think they need to be in the greenhouse as they are fully hardy.

I'd be tempted to plant them out given the warm conditions.

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:27

I have my tom plants,which are finally ripening, couple of cukes, which are coming to their  end now. Lots of cuttings, sweet rocket plants that I've tried to protect from the caterpillars,  too many sweet williams in pots and in trays and other assortments of wallflowers, honesty, pink carnations type things, ruddies, shanta and wild oxe daisies.

I thought I was being fairly sparse with the seeds that I sowed this year!  They will all have to go outside soon.

I don't think so phillipa, I'm still struggling with the ideas of sowing  thinly and you don't have to pot on every seed that germinates.

Lupins from seed

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 22:06

I would only repot when the root system has filled the pot.

Although we having a lovely indian summer, plants will be slowing done on their growth. Lupins are tough plants if the slugs and snails don't get them

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 21:57

That's a lovely looking plant, really nice deep purple flowers, not seen it before. I've moved shrubs and  large plants before in perhaps less than ideal circumstances.

It's still really mild and the ground is warm  so I would go for it, cutting it back and take as much as the root ball as you can and water it in well.

The cuttings as suggested would then give you an insurance policy if it didn't like it.

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