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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 11:26

What was, for so many months, an unsightly leafy mess, grew and bloomed into the prettiest daylillies.

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Plant/Flower identification

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:24

Thank you so much!

Plant/Flower identification

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:46

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Oh, is there not? I just copied it in.. I will try the tree, thank you!

Plant/Flower identification

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:10

Could anybody identify these flowers for me, please.

I received them today in a bouquet and I'd like to find out if I'm able to root them for my garden.

 

thank you.

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Camellia/Magnolia Water Propagation

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 19:12

Hello, everybody.

I'm a complete novice and amateur when it comes togardening

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, so please forgive me. In my garden, we have to most beautiful Camellia tree (I believe it's a Japonica) and a Magnolia tree; we're moving home in a few weeks time and are saddened to part with them, until we had the idea of taking a cutting.

I'm crossing my fingers with what I've done already, although I know I haven't done the usually recommended with rooting hormones

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, sand etc.

 

Two weeks ago, mid July, I took cuttings from both the Camellia and Magnolia.. I prepared the cuttings as well as I could, grafting the ends and I popped them straight into water and onto a windowsill.

From what I can see, they seem to be doing well thus far. Three shoots (or buds?) have sprouted from the wooden exterior of the cutting, towards the upper region the remaining 1 inch is hardening, the larger buds on top look to be healthy

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 and growing steadily, and also the two leafs I kept on the cutting (which I cut in half to reduce energy wastage) look absolutely healthy.

 

The Magnolia cutting also looks healthy

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 and the shoots are steadily growing.

This is all in comparison to second cuttings of each tree which I put in free draining pots, which aren'tlooking healthy

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 at all.

My question is, is there anything more I can do to ensure these cuttings I'm propagating in water stay healthy and, fingers crossed, root. I have read somewhere on the web that certain cuttings in water can actually rot.

Thank you in advance for any offerings of advice! As I said, they look lovely and healthy so far, of the two weeks they've been in water, I'd just be saddened if they failed like my potted attempt.

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Plant/Flower identification

 
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Camellia/Magnolia Water Propagation

Advice for my Camellia and Magnolia 
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