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Talkback: How to propagate herbs

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 16:02
grant12 wrote (see)
is lemon balm also known as lemongrass?

Hello Grant - Lemon Balm is a totally different plant to Lemon Grass

This is Lemon Balm


http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/herb_plants/lemon_balm_plant/

and this is Lemon Grass

http://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/herb_plants/lemon_grass_east_indian_plant/

Lemon Balm is very easy to grow and spreads quite quickly.

I grew some Lemon grass from the pieces you can buy in a supermarket and it can be grown from seed.

Hope this helps

Pam x

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 12:16

Hello Lottie

Sempervivum succulents/houseleeks?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 06:34
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Hello Leadfarmer - I bought a pack of 6 plants from my local garden centre and I know that Homebase stock them in the Spring- i think you will find them readily available - look in the Alpine section  They are easy to look after !This is one of my sinks

Pam x

Keeping cosmos short

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 19:48

I have grown a Sonata Cosmos in an 8" (20cm) terracotta pot  so I would have thought that 24cm would be o.k  The only thing you may have to do is give the plant a bit of support.

Pam x

Keeping cosmos short

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 19:16

Hello Jovia - You could take the tops out which will hopefully make the plants bush out but they will probably still be a bit taller than the Sonata dwarf Cosmos.What size pot did you intend planting them in?

Pam x

Magnolia

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 15:22

My Magnolia stellata is about 30 years old and the branches are covered in lichen - I don't think this harms the tree.

Last year my Bottlebrush tree had to very,very severely pruned as it

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/spring026.jpg

 

http://i1131.photobucket.com/albums/m551/lilylouise1/bottlebrush004.jpg

 

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/streptocarpus/garden972010015.jpg

looked almost dead after the horrid winter we had - I thought it wasn't going to survive but it did,thank goodness

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 15:00

We were going to have salad too, Frank - now we are going to have sausages,egg and chips

Garden Gallery

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 14:58

I love the photo of the Bee's bum,David

Gary , that pussycat really loves your tub

Thankyou Everyone for the lovely comments about our garden - much appreciated

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 14:55

It is literally changing minute by minute from sunny to raining

Tomato

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 14:53

Maskokta is a good one ,too

Pam x

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