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propogation of fatsia japonica

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:44

Many thanks chrissieB.  Well, that sounds simple enough!.  But I hope they do re-post it again.  I must have missed that posting.

propogation of fatsia japonica

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:22

Hello folks

Anyone have any ideas on when & how to propogate a fatsia japonica from cuttings?  Many thanks  

parsnips seedlings

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 23:42

Thanks once again to both of you.  The tips are very much appreciated.  And I particularly like the improvising of kitchen/toilet roll centres to use as root trainers.  That's a really good idea!  Thanks again.

parsnips seedlings

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 08:58

Thanks for the tips Johntheeng & Johnharding.  The kitchen paper method & root trainer, sound like really good ideas.  That way I will get to know if the seeds are viable or not - instead of wasting months waiting for them to show themselves through the soil where I've sown them. 

I have already tried again & put some more parsnip seeds in the soil,  (Yes I know it's very late now - but what have I got to lose?)  

Anyway, many thanks again for the tips. I shall definitely use them in the future.

parsnips seedlings

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 17:23

Hello again

Thanks for the replies.  Yes, Italophile the seeds were this years - so very surprised no results at all!  Previously I have had great succes with growing them & excellent results.  I usually use Gladiator f1 which are a good quality seed.  Anyway, I've put some more in and keeping my fingers crossed.  I had a word with one or two other allotmenteers and they are having a similar problem?  Oh well, there's always next year.  Thanks again

parsnips seedlings

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 23:17

Hello folks

In March I planted out my parsnip seeds as usual - and previously I've had great success growing them.  However, this year not one of them appears to have grown!  The three rows of seeds is totally bare of any sign of them.  Anyone have any ideas ideas what could have caused this?

ceanothus shrub

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 11:29

Hello again fidgetbones

Thanks very much once again for the info on ceanothus cuttings.  I will give it another go. I live on the Foxhill Road in Carlton - and you?  Also, I have an allotment plot on the Robin Hood Allotments, which is on Cavendish Road.  Small world eh!

compost

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 13:14

Many thanks everyone for your responses.  I always assumed that there was a lot of goodness in animal manure - which fed plants.  I have now been enlightened!  Thanks again.

compost

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:04

Hiya one & all

A friend supplies me with rabbit manure, which consists of droppings & straw.  I build this up in a bin made of pallets and it appears to be doing some good to the soil in my garden  Does anyone know how rabbit manure compares in 'goodness' for the soil, compared to horse, cow, or other animal manures?  Thanks

How to attract bees into polytunnel

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 14:58

How's about a lavender plant in a pot?  Also echinops - which the bees adore!  I have some in my garden & the echinops flowers are constantly covered in bees.  Either plants could be grown in pots & put in the tunnel to attract bees during the summer season

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propogation of fatsia japonica

propogation help wanted p[lease 
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Last Post: 22/06/2014 at 10:44

parsnips seedlings

No sign of parsnip seedlings! 
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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 23:42

compost

rabbit manure 
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feeding leeks later in the year?

spindly leeks 
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Garlic growing

When to plant out my module grown garlic? 
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Golden hops plant

Growing in a large tub? 
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Choisya Sundance- will it survive?

choisya transplant 
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penstemon cuttings - too late?

penstemons 
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carrots

all leaf - no carrot!! 
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ceanothus shrub

Taking cuttings 
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fuschia cuttings

Delta's Sarah 
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osteospermums

taking cuttings 
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lilac tree cuttings

Deep purple coloured lilac tree 
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Primula - growing from seed

primula denticulata 
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