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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

Penstemon Cuttings

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 17:34

I gave them a fresh cut at the bottom of the stem below a leaf node and put them back.

I'll leave them alone now for a while :P

osterospermum

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 17:32

Yea its great

Is it worth pinching out the tips for them to bush out now?

Penstemon Cuttings

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:42

Hi all, I took some cuttings from my large Penstemon on 15th August.

They are doing fine and growing new leaves but they have no roots :S

Is this normal or do they take longer than this to take root? 

osterospermum

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 10:39

I took 6 cuttings of my annual Osteospermums exactly 3 weeks ago today, every single one has rooted well and I potted them on into 9cm pots this morning.

First time I've ever rooted cuttings so I'm pretty impressed

Free plants for next year

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:31

Tell me about it Mike, although I guess a plant is only worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it. If I really love the look of a plant I will buy it, if it is'nt overly expensive.

Staff discounts always help though

cyclamen

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:19

They are usually crosses of Persicum Cyclamen.

Hardiness is disputed but I have found they survive a few degrees of frost quite well, if they survive Winter then they should regrow just fine.

I grow them as houseplants and they seem to flower almost endlessly for 12 months of the year!

Plant ID

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:50

I did some research on Cyclamen and also checked in my garden. Seems as though the variety is Hederifolium.

Apparently the seedlings can be any matter of shapes and colours, One of mine has a very Pointy edge, its very beautiful

Another to ID

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:11

Hard to tell as not the greatest of pics, but I agree with nut, looks like a giant Phormium flower spike

Lupins help with cutting back...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 19:08

I have cut my really bad Lupins back. Everything seems to have mildew this year, lack of rain I guess.

They should recover fine if they have strong root systems.

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 19:37

We are probably all guilty of over watering :P

The only things I water daily in mid summer are hanging baskets, with the other containers I do a weight check.

If the pot is light then it needs some water

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