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Bulking up cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2017 at 21:47

you can always find out how to propagate by cuttings, but how do you get those cuttings into a bulky healthy plant? Silly question I know. 

I tried cuttings for the first time last year with aster Monch and I was so pleased they survived I just planted them out but they are leggy and I'm wondering if I should have pinched them out when they started growing as a cutting. Although i wasn't wanting to as it seemed a shame to cut off the new growth. 

I've also found there are lots of little shoots at the base of the cutting coming up under the soil but they don't seem to survive, so wondering what I can do about those, or what I am doing wrong  

could really do with more info out there on what you do with cuttings, seedlings, etc once they have got past the initial bit of growth.  Seems to be a gap in info there  

thanks for any advice you can share.


Posted: 10/08/2017 at 20:45

Yeah they are fine, just look ropey.

I've also got some echinops that have struggled, i planted 9 plants and 3 have survived.  The RHS said they are known to be difficult to get established but once they are they look after themselves.  So at least I learnt something there...


Posted: 10/08/2017 at 20:34

My response from RHS. 

I think your agastache is just reacting to the environmental conditions this year. It was very hot and new plants have struggled to get going. I would continue to water well in dry period and see if things improve next year.



Posted: 09/08/2017 at 09:25

Will do Pete8, have just emailed them.  3 - 10 day response rate.


Posted: 08/08/2017 at 22:48

Hmm maybe I'll try contacting the rhs and see if they have any ideas. Thank you. 


Posted: 08/08/2017 at 20:31

Well it's rained lots. I did water them when we had the dry spell in early summer. And they have flowered since early June so happy with them. Just seems a weird colouring of the leaves. 


Posted: 08/08/2017 at 16:56

My agastache i bought this year has yellowing leaves. It looks like it has run out of nutrients in a way. It is either blackadder or blue boa. Can't remember which one. 

Any ideas why this may be. I'm on light sandy soil with partial sun. 

Thank you.


Garden ideas please

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 12:49

What they have planted next door looks lovely and low maintenance.  You could get some inspiration from them along with maybe some hardy geraniums (Rozanne has really long flowering period) underplant with some bulbs for spring / winter interest. Some good ideas on here, repetition of a few plants will keep it clean and simple.  Good luck.  Look forward to seeing some progress photo's.

When is the best time to move lavender plants?

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 16:07

I need to tidy up a flower bed and move some lavender plants to another part of the garden. When is the best time to do this? 

Also this lavender at the front of the house, I'm guessing I can't cut it back too hard. My friend has lavender and would rather get rid of it but I'm wondering how hard I can cut it back and when? End of flowering and again in the spring if memory serves me right. But then again as you can't cut back into old wood I'm not sure how much I can cut it back.


Any advice gratefully received.

Thank you. 


Posted: 30/07/2017 at 21:49

Hello, in the last few years I've fallen in love with echinacea's and have bought them as plugs and bare roots.  When I got the plugs it said they were short lived perennials and would need replacing in 3 years. 

Would this just be these two varieties (sorry can't remember the names) or does that apply to all echinaceas?

Will i need to replace them every three years or is there a chance they will self seed ?

Any tips on how to keep them going in the garden.  They've made such a difference to the garden this year I'd like to keep having them in there without having to buy more every three years.  Thank you.

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