nikki 7

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fallen rotting apples

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 15:02

Hello Folks

I've just dug out my runner bean trench for next years crop and dumped loads of rotting, fallen apples into it (leaving some for the birds over the winter period), along with manure from the compost heap, before filling it in again to rot down.  I'm hoping that the high liquid content of the decomposing apples will benefit the beans when planted next year.  Though I am now left wondering if the acid content of the apples will be detrimental to the growth of the runner beans.  Any thoughts or comments on the matter?  Thanks

spirea variety

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 17:16

Thank you all very much for your replies.   Spirea  'Bridal Wreath it is then.  (So much for my 'wedding bouquet'  thoughts)!   Well, now I know what to look for at the garden centre.  Thanks again

spirea variety

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 17:00

Hello folks

Can anyone help me with the proper name of the Spirea shrub which, I believe,  is generally called 'wedding bouquet' (or something like that)?  It flowers with long, arching white flowers in the spring.  Many thanks for replies

callistemon propogation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:38

Many thanks for the reply and the link Dave.  Much appreciated.  I'll check it out.

callistemon propogation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 00:38

Hi everyone.

Does anyone know how I would go about propagating a callistemon please.  My neighbour has a lovely specimen and said I can have a cutting,  I've searched everywhere but can't seem to find any info on the subject!  Replies very much appreciated.  Thanks

blackcurrant propogation

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 15:40

Many thanks for all your replies.  I'm feeling a bit more confident now about the survival of my cuttings after reading them.  I love blackcurrants and would really like a few more bushes.  So, hopefully I will by this time next year.

blackcurrant propogation

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 17:22

Hello one and all

I've just gathered all my ripened blackcurrants for freezing and have planted some of the hardwood stem cuttings, hoping to increase my stock of shrubs.  I know it should really be done later in the year, but will they take root?  What do you more knowledgeable folks think?  Replies appreciated.  Thanks

Paeonia delavayi

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:39

I've grown a couple of the yellow variety from seed.  I planted the seeds in pots in 2012 - and only now have plants a couple of feet tall!  You obviously have to be really patient if growing from seed.  Good luck!

growing fatsia japonica from cuttings

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 17:58

Many thanks to everyone for the information above.  VERY much appreciated.  I'll try again with cuttings and seeds via the methods you've mentioned.

growing fatsia japonica from cuttings

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 15:29

Hiya Folks!

I have made this request before, but had little response.  Has anyone got any advice (or experience), regarding growing fatsia japonica from cuttings?  I tried taking some last year, but without success.  Very disappointed.  I'd really appreciate some information on the subject.

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