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hellebores

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 18:04

I lose the whole flower bud. I blame mutjacs though I've never proved it

Eucomis

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 18:00

You can blame me for anything Philippa

I know it works because I saw the results. Unfortunately, as with many other cuttings, they weren't my results. Mine died

Eucomis

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:57

Might be as quick in the long run though Edd

I'd do both

Also if you have one of the cultivars you'll need to do the bulb offsets or the leaf cuttings to get the same plant

Eucomis

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:49

slices of leaf place vertically in compost is quite successful

RHS says;

Leaf cuttings
  1. Take leaf cuttings in early to mid-summer
  2. Choose a healthy, undamaged newly-matured leaf from a well-watered plant
  3. Use a sharp knife to cut through the base of the leaf, making sure not to damage the remaining leaves
  4. To raise a larger number of plants, cut the leaf across the midrib into 4-6cm (1½in–2½in) sections, ensuring you keep them facing the direction they grew on the plant. Alternatively, make the cuts into shallow chevrons to point the way for you
  5. Insert the cuttings vertically 2.5cm (1in) deep into pots or trays filled with moist cuttings compost
  6. Place in a propagator, or cover with a clear plastic bag, and keep at 20°C (68°F). Do not overwater and remove the cover twice a week for a few hours to prevent rotting
  7. After eight to ten weeks, individually pot up the bulblets that have formed along the bottom edge of the leaf sections

 

 

its here

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:28

me too

its here

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 16:06

It can be quite dangerous on the map. Members have been dumped in the sea. 

Comfrey

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 14:12

My Symphytum officinalis is 5 or 6 foot tall before it falls over.

Then I have a blue one that's 2 foot or so and a ground covering one at about 1 foot.

 

There are a great many species/varietes/cultivars

hellebores

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 08:27

Hi Lyn. They're woodland plants, deciduous shade and not boggy. They grew like weeds in my previous garden but it's uphill al the way here. The soil is much stiffer here but not really clay.

hellebores

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 23:10

Lovely things. It took 3 tries to get them established but worth the effort.

hellebores

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:36

Yes WW. Eranthus hyemalis, aka aconites.

not Aconitum species aka monkshood.

Nice pic. I'm ready for it all to start now, 

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