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Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 11:47

Thats what I say matty!

If they are rooted they can go in your greenhouse, its just to get them started. Maybe do them at the start of september next year and they will be ok outside in the greenhouse then.

Runner beans II = no beans !!

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:45

I grow Firestorm, they dont need bees.

The more I read about saving beans the more I think its just not worth it.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:41

I have loads of work to do as well. I havent even emptied my annuals out of tubs and baskets, let alone thought about planting daff or hyacinths. No rush for tulips, end of november for those. Still lots of plants need planting out. 

I did get the wallflowers, some aubretia and some forget me nots in the ground yesterday, lots more to do though.

runner beans

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:33

I wouldnt even bother to save roots, gosh, three quid for seeds and plants guaranteed, no contest.

How can you dig your trench to fill with nutrients if the roots are in.

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 10:31

Also, if you do twice as many as you need you will definitely get some grow!

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 09:54

You are right Bekkie,  sometimes there is just enough room for our two plates on the table. I have a big box of saved seeds from this year hoping someone wants something.

I find it quite upsetting having to throw seeds away when the dear plant has produced them. What soffties we are with our gardens.

Penstemon cuttings

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 09:44

I have done lots of penstemon cuttings, never used a bag.

I wonder now if its a bit late to leave them in your greenhouse, if they were already rooted it would be ok, can you put them on a unheated windowsill indoors, out of the sun.

You could try some in a little glass of water, I did my michaelmas daisys like that and they all root.

When you do take them, just pinch out the growing tips on the cuttings then you wont get a tree.

Keep them only just damp through the winter or they will rot.

You will soon get the hang of taking cuttings and find whats best for your area, its really satisfying to say that you have grown that plant rather than just going out to buy it when someone else has grown it.

I am totally hooked on self propagation and after you sed your successes, so will you be. Good luck.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 00:28

Lizyann, you will need to feed the ground well when they come out, leylandii do take all nutrition out of it, but if you look around now in garden centres you may get bogof or buy one get one half price  in chicken pellets, I have just got 2 really big tubs for 15.00

Thank you for your lovely comments on my long border, the hard work really paid off and I am thrilled with it now, 

What to do

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 00:09

Apple and pear wood is the best for woodburners, do you have one?


Posted: 07/10/2014 at 23:17

I would say for what you have there, Winnie yes it would be a good thing. I have seen ice on the inside in some winters.

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