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Lost and found in your garden

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:53

Hahah. I thought it was obvious what I meant but apparently not! Found a toy car earlier this year in the garden who someone must have lost there ages ago and less fun the second floor neighbours window pane. Did they tell me or offer to clean up the mess. NO!

Clematis Armandii Cuttings

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:46

Found on my home from the gym today some branches of this clematis that seemed to have been ripped off so I thought I try to propagate them. From a quick google the best approach seems to be to cut back the leaves and then make a heal at the bottom of the cutting, dip it in rooting hormone and pop in a pot. Would this be what the consensus is and should I leave the pot outside in a sheltered position or keep it indoors until it has tooted. I probably have material for about five six cuttings.

Lost and found in your garden

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 16:36

I'm quite plesantly surprised to have found some plants I thought had snuffed it during last years horrible summer winter. After moving into my new place I had to relocate my Rip van Vinkle daffs because they didn't like it in the window box (too dark). The following year they didn't show up so I thought they snuffed it but oh no. They are back this year as is the ornamental alliums that I thought died last winter (or at leate there is something oniony popping up where they where). Finally one of my Babbington Leeks that I thought the birds eat has also poped up. Quite please with this.

Rejuvinating an hibiscus

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 23:58
I've had the oldest for probably ten odd years and its forebarers were grown indoors in Sweden for at least 50 odd years so I think the climate won't kill them. My current flat is a basement flat but might move them outdoors if we get some sun this year. It probably would do them good as long as they don't get scorched as they did two years go.

The reason they have gone a bit bare is due to erratic watering. I think I'll try on one and see how it goes.

Rejuvinating an hibiscus

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 21:20

I have three potted indoor hibiscus which I would like to become less bare. Would it be ok to cut back into old stems above an old leafnode to get it to shoot new branches and become less bare. They could do with a buliking up.

It's about to start to flower so I probably have to wait until that is over.

Sunflower recommendation?

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:48

Indeed!

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 23:18
Ahh. I'm dead sure I was told somewhere you couldn't. Where did I put those secateurs.

Night garden, I found a transcript from the show, under show more, and it seems like burying it does the trick.

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:42

Still why wouldn't they open. They get quite a lot of sunlight in late morning. Think ithas been enough light for them to open.

Pruning lavender and rosemary

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:37

I'm quite sure it was lavender and rosemary they talked about. Mine is a bit bare at the bottom and only three years old. Did try to strike cuttings last year but failed. Will try again. I thought the same was true for cotton lavender (not cutting into old woor) but saw that they cutt them back within an inch of its life at Kew and they sprouted back vigously.

Crocus flowers not opening

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 22:33

But that doesn't explain why the flowers seems to just wilt away without opening at all. It seems like they cant open full stop. 

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