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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.

narrow hedging

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 21:44

Most hedging plants grow up and out, they have to be clipped to keep them in bounds. Fast growers will need clipping even more often.

I can't think of anything that would go up quickly without spreading sideways.

A fence maybe, with climbers on your side?

Stratification of Seeds

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 20:44

Stratification is good for a lot of hardy trees and shrubs,  plants of the ranunculaceae and apiaceae families and paeonies

I leave mine outside or in a cold GH. This has worked for years but has let me down this year due to no cold period


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:28

landgirl I've PMd you and not sure if notifications are working

I wouldn't put ivy up a wall again. If it dies, or you change your mind, the scars are there for years if not forever

Pond improvements

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:35

If it's been exposed all that time look carefully to see if it's degraded. Getting that covered with turf, paving, stones, pebbles or a mixture is a priority. Don't rely on pond plants doing that

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 16:46

Pumps aren't for wildlife ponds.

Oxygenating plants are what you need. Keep the leaves out in autumn. Ponds are only smelly when you stir them up


Posted: 27/03/2014 at 16:42

Dividing depends on having more than one stem coming out of the ground. If there's only one you can't. If there's more than one it's worth a try. The down side would be some rather odd shaped bushes

I sawed a weigla in half a couple of years ago. Bought one with 2 distinctly separate stems, pruning saw down the middle. 2 plants. 


Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 14:52

I like plants and growing things. I like  gardens with  interesting collections of unusual plants.  Beth Chatto's for one.

and smaller ones as well.

This Sunday, 21 Chapel Street Hacconby, near Bourne



Replanting aquilegias

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 14:42

Take off any large leaves Swedboy, if they're wilting they won't survive and it's more work for the roots to do.

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