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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 

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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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Posted: 20/09/2012 at 19:42

Chocolate puffs sound good to me Kate

I will watch the singing

Lottie - I hope your Grandad has a really great birthday

Pam LL x

My cuttings!

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 19:35

Peat Ballan - I just use multipurpose compost with some vermiculite added - I rarely use rooting stuff

Thankyou Bev  I am not convinced that a plastic greenhouse is warm enough - could you put some cuttings on a windowsill in the house

Pam LL x

My cuttings!

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 19:31
boozysuzy wrote (see)

Lilylouise - your garden is an inspiration and I marvel at your dedication! I would like to ask a question about how you pot up your cuttings.  I always put cuttings around the edge of pots and this works quite well.  I notice, though, that you use modular trays and put the cuttings into the middle of each module.  Is this a more reliable method?

Hello boozysuzy  I use allsorts to put my cuttings  in - I am very greedy so that is why I use tryas and modules - I do use pots the same way you do ,though  I always take more cuttings than I need so it doesn't matter if some fail. This year i am experimenting with cuttings in neat Perlite - someone told me about this method and I tried  a few cuttings of Laurentia last year and they were very successful

Today I have taken cuttings of Felicia, Sanvitalia, Plectranthus,Cobaeas, more Verbenas,more trailing Geraniums,more African Blue basil and more New Guinea Impatiens

Pam LL x

Laurentia and Cobaea cuttings in just Perlite

 Verbena - Pink





Autumn and what now?

Posted: 20/09/2012 at 16:06

Sarcoccoca and Chimonanthes are great in the early part of the year - I had Bumble Bees visiting in late Jan/early Feb this year

Pam LL x

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Posted: 20/09/2012 at 15:58

Good Afternoon Everyone  It will be so nice to have a bit of time to just sit and read everything on here    I have been really busy in the garden - still taking cuttings,chopping things down and getting plants ready for the winter . I have taken some cuttings from the Cobaea after reading FC 's post

I don't have any cake  just some cheese scones ! I will swap a cheese scone for a piece of cake - anyone ?

Pam LL x

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Posted: 17/09/2012 at 07:23

Good Morning Everyone  I have just about caught up with all the holiday washing and hope to be taking more cuttings today

The Cobaea bud has opened  There are a couple more buds ,too

 Pam LL x

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