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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.

Leylandii

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?

insulation

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.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 23:14

Its Gardengirl, just remembered!

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 17:38

Thanks Gran

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:54

Thanks go to Victoria for 3 packets of seeds arrived safely today.

I have set the first foxgloves and will save these for Spring.

Could someone be a dear and pass my address and my email address on to gardenmaiden please.

Gardenmaiden, is it you I am doing fuchsias for? 

No pm's on tablet and not time to boot up laptop. Many thanks.

Just saying hello

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 11:44

Hi John and Gill, nice to see you here.

Dont forget, we can be a nosey lot when it comes to gardens, we may need some piccys, and cakes of course!

Begonia tuber storage

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 10:03

No problem with that K, dont ever seal anything in plastic bags though.

I keep all the old compost from my summer tubs to store the dhalias in but this year I am leaving some in the ground and piling the compost on the top.

The ones I left in last 

year were fine even though we had all that rain.

runner beans

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 09:58

For me too, there is a lot of work that goes in to a good bean crop, I think new seed is worth it too.

I buy the one that doesnt need bees to polinate, is drought resistant so didnt water this year at all. Fantastic 100% germination and tons of beans

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