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Richard Hodson

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how to eradicate Carex pendula Weeping Sadge

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:37

Someone once gave us a small plant, they said it was dierama, we planted it by our pond, suddenly it is everywhere, not difficult to dig out but don't let it seed.

What does cvs mean?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 17:56

CULTIvated  VARiety

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Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:55

Good luck, but I don't think that the long hardwood cuttings will make root, very deceiving when there is active top growth, best at this stage to try tip cuttings, using the new tips from the long hardwood pieces, cut them about 1 inch long, cut above a node.

Worth a try, I have rooted some clematis Carol Leeds from tip cuttings, taken early April, from hardwood cuttings I took in January.    This is a particularly difficult clematis to root normally but it has worked using this method.

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Posted: 14/05/2016 at 22:53

Black Tibet cuttings taken 25th April 2016, showing root growth 14th May, 19 days.

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Posted: 14/05/2016 at 22:47

The clematis clan is massive, over 300 species, thousands of different hybrids and cultivars, 3 pruning groups, lots of different flowering periods, many different cultural requirements.

I grow about 500 varieties, mainly the Summer flowering, group 3.

I use new cutting material from plants that have been pruned hard back over Winter, they are in glasshouses so probably about 5 to 6 weeks ahead of garden grown plants. Cuttings from greenhouse grown material can be taken rom February onwards.

Atragenes and montanas best to take cuttings after they have finished flowering and sending out new shoots. June, July, August.

I use Doff hormone rooting powder.

I have gone full circle with the rooting medium, using coir, perlite, vermiculite, grit, sand, John Innes Seed & Cutting and eventually ending up with a peat based compost.

I have heated cables under my propagation area, temperature set at around +18C.

I don't have misting facilities, just a hose with fine rose attachment.

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Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:13

Very interesting video, with the greatest respect when is Part 2 being shown, where he empties the pot and shows all the rooted cuttings ?

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Posted: 13/05/2016 at 21:48

Hah !!

I'll bet your great grandmother knew about rooting cuttings using custard powder...........

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Posted: 13/05/2016 at 20:46

Clematis propagation is difficult, whichever method you use, some like the montanas, are easier.

That's why clematis are £8 to £25 and fuchsias are half a crown ( half a crown is 12 and a half p.)

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Posted: 13/05/2016 at 20:15

I do mine internodal, these are clematis Jenny cuttings taken 20th April 2016.

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Posted: 13/05/2016 at 19:39

Sanjy, what is the pot in the centre for, please ?

Have you successfully rooted clematis cuttings using this method ?


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Rather special clematis

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Unusual new clematis

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Quite pleased.....

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Quite pleased....

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