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laurel hedge

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:08

I'd snip out the growing tips of all the branches, that will thicken it up. I've got quite a bit of laurel and the best and thickest are the ones I've treated this way.

The ones I cut back hard died back more

Stratification of Seeds

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 23:34

Thanks Bob,  might leave them another week. I have a second lot waiting to go in but don't want to spoil my chances with the first lot.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 23:23

Hi Steve

Stratification of Seeds

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 23:21

How long are you going to leave your seeds in the fridge Bob. Mine are just going into their third week and I might take them out after the weekend. Do you think that's too soon?

Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 23:02

Poplars don't make babies here either Mike, I wonder if they're all one sex or hybrids or something. I have 2 of those that have red catkins anytime now and then the leaves a lot later. Rarely get willow seedlings either. 

But Norway maple, (now gone), ash and field maple would create a forest here in no time,

Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:54

There are a couple in my garden, fortunately the prevailing wind blows them away for the farmer to kill. I wouldn't plant one, there are so many more beautiful trees which are of benefit to man or beast

Stratification of Seeds

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:52

Much cheaper except when the sun shines in through the window Bob.

I haven't tried any nematodes yet. I tend to live with my pests. Something will eat most things

Rose cuttings: timing

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:48

After re-reading the post I'm not sure if we're talking about cuttings or layering. But it all takes time

Stratification of Seeds

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:15

I'm fortunate in having a fridge extension in the shed. It's full and there's still some left to go in later.  If I'd known we weren't having winter this year I would have put them into narrower pots so I could get them all in

Rose cuttings: timing

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 22:00

I think two weeks for a root system to develop is a bit optimistic.

I've never done roses but other layerings I just pin to the ground and leave them to sort themselves out over a season.

For potted ones, I'd want to see roots at the bottom of the pot before I planted them out. Have you cut the umbellical cord of the one you transferred from bag to pot?

The leaves developing is not necessarily a sign of roots developing, don't depend on it. Give them time. These are next yea's plants, this year's babies.

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