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Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 10/12/2011 at 20:32

I am a great fan of this tree too and am attempting to raise new plants from cuttings (hardwood) this year. The City Council in Nottingham have planted some of these in the otherwise rather drab square in the town centre and I am looking forward to seeing these mature. There are a few specimens in the local country park at Ruddington on the site of an ammunition dump (since cleared) and I think it was an inspired idea to plant them.

Talkback: Ornamental grasses at the Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Some comments on propogating these grasses fom seed would be useful also suggestions about companion plants such as bulbs.

Talkback: How to create an autumn pot display

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Has anyone had any experience of growing Saffron Crocus. I have just bought some and wondered if anyone had any ideas about good companion plants. I have panted these in a large container for the present as a precaution against snails and slugs and the dreaded vine weevil - will treat the container with insecticide in due course as well as having given it a dressing of gravel.

Talkback: How to breed hellebores

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
More articles on selective plant breeding would be a good idea especially as many people these days will be gardening on a tight budget, including me!

Talkback: How to make a wooden planter

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
How about plans for a garden shed or storage bunker for tools? Many of the ones available commercially are pretty flimsy and expensive for what they are and it would be good to be able to build one to suit my own needs and garden space.

Talkback: How to take stem cuttings from dracaena

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I was interested in this method of taking stem cuttings and have found that it works quite well for geraniums too. I know that that may not be the correct method but it is easy and quick if you have no suitable compost to hand.

Talkback: Growing canna lilies

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I am having trouble getting the sound for the videos. I have down-loaded the Adobe software as advised and have go a good picture but no sound. What action do I need to take please? I am using an Apple Mini-Mac system. David.

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - companion planting

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
It would be useful if there were lists of recommended books on the subject. The article was very useful but I am sure that it does not tell the whole story in such a short space. Do R.H.S. publish anything on this subject? David.
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