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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.

alterrnative to fruit tree banding

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 14:38

Hello everyone

I have a very big, old apple tree which I have pruned into shape so that the fruit is more easier to reach.  However, I think it also needs some sort of coverage round the base trunk to stop insects climbing up during the winter.  Banding doesn't get into the recesses of the bark.  Is there a cheap alternative of a wash of some sort I can buy or make to do the trick?  Ideas much appreciated

Many thanks

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 14:21

Thanks for your replies Perke & Verdu.  I'll follow your advice.

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 17:16

Hello everyone

I have lots of Lucifer crocosmia which have finished flowering now.  Should I cut back all the foliage - or leave it to die back naturally.  Thanks

dividing drumstick primulas

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:45

Hello again Marco & Lyn

I followed your advice & now have almost double the amount of drumstick primulas.  I'm really delighted!  Thanks again. 


dividing drumstick primulas

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:00

Many thanks Marco & Lyn for the advice.  I'll have a go at that.  I was quite concerned about killing them off, by trying to divide at the wrong time of year.


dividing drumstick primulas

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 14:26

Hello  one & all

When is the best time to divide my drumstick primulas.  I put some in the garden about a year ago, and now they are looking quite 'clumpy'. But I don't want to disturb them until I can safely divide them without damaging them  All info appreciated.  Thanks.  Nikki7

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.

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