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Plant cuttings?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:48

It's probably the way to go with all those things I can't get to take. I'd just have to remember to do it. Eleagnus ebbingei, I'll pin a stem down as soon as the spring comes. 

Talkback: Growing hellebores from seed

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:45

I'm near Peterborough. It's nothing here compared to some areas but I didn't want any. Perhaps this will be the last of it. 

Talkback: Growing hellebores from seed

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:26

you'd need a shovel as well here Woo2. 

Can't garden so reading the books

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:24

On the dust jacket of my copy of Beth Chatto's Woodland Gardenis a picture of the paeony 'Late Windflower. I love the look of this one. Has anyone grown it? I have no white ones. I have germinated P.rockii this week but suspect it won't be flowering in the near future.

Lovely book this one if you like woodland and shade gardening. 

Talkback: Growing hellebores from seed

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:19

I love it when plants start to reproduce themselves. 

Plant cuttings?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 22:18

Self layered cuttings are where a stem has grown along the ground and rooted. Purple sage does it very often and I found 3 layered stems of Aucuba 'Rozanni' at the end of last year and potted them up. Easiest propagation there is with no effort from us. But you can pin a stem down and do it deliberately.

How invasive is Houttuynia Cordata Flame?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 21:25

It's not as bad as ground elder and isn't bad to remove unless it's infiltrated other plants. Roundup will work but so will another dig up.

Seeds are up

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 21:02

Keeping an eye on the false sunflower, except today, left it all to look after itself.

Horticultural grit

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 21:00

Never considered online. thought the delivery charge would be too great. I'll take a look. Thanks Dove.

Horticultural grit

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 20:51

I don't know why this is so difficult. The little bags called horticultural grit are a bit too coarse for my purposes. Alpine grit is what i need and can't find locally. I have had aquarium gravel but it's really too expensive to use it a lot. I only want it to cover the germinating seeds and mix a bit in with the compost.

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