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Latest posts by Mattbeer87

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

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:49

Come and take all mine from my garden, problem solved!

Chlorotic skimmia and peris

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 18:48

I would say watering a Skimmia everyday is the cause of the yellowing/dropping.

Your Pieris may be planted in ground that is too alkaline, this could be remedied with a good mulch of ericacous compost/pine bark.

Using tap water is bad for these plants too, rainwater is best.

Unusual bird behaviour

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:02

I have counted 14 Sparrows living in our smallish garden. One day they were all lined up on the fence taking in turns to go to the water feature for a drink. Cutest thing I have ever seen!

Discussions started by Mattbeer87

Longest lived plant

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Autumn Colour

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Cyclamen Coum

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Dividing Lupins

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Penstemon Cuttings

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Sweet Peppers

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Garden Idiot

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Greenhouse at night

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Standard Geraniums

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Camellia and Honeysuckle

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Hedge I.D

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Strange Bird Behaviour

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My Poor Bleeding Heart

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Spring 2013 vs Spring 2014

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Strange Discolouration on Zinnia Seedlings

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