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I think I know the answer but....

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 19:48

Vinca usualy roots quite easily . cut  off 6 inch lengths making sure you remember top from the bottom . add to a jar of water  after removing about 3 inch of the bottom leaves. it wont be long before you see the roots forming from where the leaves have been removed . When the roots are about 1 inch long just layer them under the bark chippings . you may have to weight them down with pebbles  untill they get established . Take note : the varigated one is very vigourus and does get all over . The plain one is daintier

ants!

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 19:36
If you disturb an ants nest ,you see them panicking , and moving their eggs to another area and as its been said they dont usualy do the plants any harm  but they can clear a shrub /plant of aphids  , Id only worry if they get into the house but to prevent this you can always spray with an ant detterent all around doorways , windows and the actual property. This my sisterinlaw does - but it must cost her a small fortune !

Lewisia plants

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 19:22

Hi SwissSue, Thank you very much love ,

I shall have a go at the back end of summer .

Help identifying please?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:39

Just a thought , If the red is the fruit  and it turns black , gets soft and squashy it could be a bilbury - BUT if you take some to a nursery which sells fruit trees and the like , then they may be  able to help

Help identifying please?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 18:20

 Have you say over about 2 years ago added another woodland shrub in that area?

The shrub in the right hand bottom corner looks like an azalia .The shrub / plant with the flower/ fruit  could have been with the compost if you have recently  put in the azalia  Leaves remind me of a skimmia - Im curiose now please send additional info please ?

How do I grow a yucca gloriosa from a young chute?

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:58

KEF has said it all !

Be sure of where you are planting Yucca's -  beautiful is the flower , but the leaves can be lethal .

Plant ID

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:53

Yes they do luck like a Mullein from the verbascum family and as fidgetbones says they can get attacked by the mullein moth caterpiller  so you end up with lacey leaves . You may have to stake it . looking forward to seeing a picture of the flower .

The other thing it looks a bit like is the Foxglove  ( Digitalis )

Begonia tubers

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 17:47

Thanks punkdoc, talk about instant reply!!!!!!

 I just love this forum ,

Have set them just as you ve said ,  The begonias were reduced 6 for a £1 in Brigg Garden center I have had loads of shrubs , plants , bulbs from here and have been more than happy .   The lady at the checkout said I could save them for next year if I managed to get them going this year . So I thought at that price Id take the chance - once I found out how to plant !   Thanks again  punkdoc.

Begonia tubers

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:50

I bought some Begonia tubers from a nursery  , 2-3 inches wide , rounded one side and dried up what look like roots on the other where it dips in the centre. How are these planted . Have been told the rounded bit at the bottom and the top ( dinted , hollow at the top) and not to cover completly with compost . -On 2 of them some pinky soots coming from the hollowed out centre. Is this the top ? and do I need to soak the night beforeplease ?

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 14:15

Ive used "Erins"  - up to now have no complaints .

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