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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. 


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


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.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 23:10

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


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, 

Pruning an apple tree

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:12

You could be right about that large branch being from below the graft Bob.

Do you get different apples on different parts of it MJ?

Pruning an apple tree

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 21:01

Hi MJ. I'm no apple tree expert so listen to any that are. 

However, what I would do with that is remove the entire branch that starts low down on the right. Back to the trunk. If you look at your marked cuts there won't be much left in the way of productive growth on it and it would balance up the shape.

Also, cutting off ends of thick branches like that can lead to die back or long straggly regrowth and looks ungainly at best. 

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 17:19

I think that's a cleome. I've never grown them but I've seen them around

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