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My cuttings!

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 07:04

No offence taken Christopher 2 Thankyou for your confidence in me joslow

Re Perlite - as I said I am just experimenting after success with a couple of pots of Laurentia cuttings last year- when I have put Laurentia in my normal cuttings mix they have always failed  Anyway - my philosophy with cuttings is they have 2 chances and if they root and grow well I have lots more plants to play with

Yesterday I took cuttings of Tangerine Sage,Pineapple Sage,Lemon Verbena,Solanum alba,Hampton Court Plectranthus,stripey trailing Geranium,Pink single Marguerites,pink double Marguerites, furry scented Geraniums and some Centradenia

Lots of the trays of cuttings that I took a few weeks ago have now rooted

When my greenhouse is tidy I will take a pic

Pam LL x

the birds and bees

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 19:37

Hello 4711 - Poached Egg plants (Limnanthes) would be good as would herbs like Lavender Oregano,Marjoram and Thyme when they flower Bees prefer single flowers to doubles.If you have a little bit of ground to spare you could grow Sunflowers and Cosmos which bees love

Pam LL x 

Fork Handles

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 15:48

Good Afternoon Everyone  It is a beautiful day here - I have been in the garden all day and have just about finished taking all my cuttings

Love the Begonia Pam and the Sweet Peas Dean

Becks - Ouch - your poor back

Loved the Waitrose tweets

I am going to make Spinach and Ricotta pancakes for dinner and also an Apple and Blueberry crumble  

My flowers for the day - Dahlias from the allotment

Pam LL x


Helychryssum limelight - overwinter & cuttings

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 15:37

Hello Katemac - I take cuttings every year from my Helichrysum Limelight -now is a good time  Do you have a greenhouse ? If not I am sure they would be o.k on a windowsill.I have never tried to overwinter a big plant as I just don't have the room in my greenhouse.You could wrap the pot in some bubble wrap around the pot to keep the roots warm in really cold snaps and use fleece to cover the plant. I would still suggest you take some cuttings though

This is my tray of cuttings - I am very greedy A pot of cuttings would be good

Pam LL x

What is this plant with purple flowers ?

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 06:40

Hello Sue - My first thought was that your lovely plant could be an Abutilon of some kind but I may be wrong

Pam LL x

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 16:02

Lottie - no I missed that

When things - like cake- needed sharing - one of the boys would portion it and the others would  choose first

Pam LL x

My cuttings!

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 15:56
Don Hesketh wrote (see)

I take cuttings of osteospurmum each year but as years go by I get more foliage and fewer flowers. any ideas?

Hello Don - My Osteos are very weather dependant - the more sun they get the better- this year they haven't done so well - don't get disheartened

Pam LL x

My cuttings!

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 15:54

Hello Ingrid  I am just experimenting with Perlite - last year may have been a fluke

My trays aren't stacked - the photos may give this impression . I have shelves on 2 sides of the greenhouse and the cutting trays go here and on the staging

Pam LL x 

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/09/2012 at 15:43

Good Afternoon Everyone   Food shopping this morning - was very naughty and bought some Yum Yums from Waitrose The weather forecast says we may have a frost tonight - that has put me in a panic - I really must finish the cuttings

I love the Flowers of the Day  One from me


Hello Lowenna 

Pam LL x

My cuttings!

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 20:04

Gardeningfanatic - my Verbena rigidas have rooted

Pam LL x

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