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Plant ID please

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 01:10

Hey nut....we know nuffin  

Viburnum propagation

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:34

If the new non flowering shoots are very soft, it would be better to wait for a while for them to strengthen before you take your cuttings.  I would use ordinary peat based compost if I were you.  You could use material from the flowering stems if they are firmer, as long as you remove the flowers, and cut the stem back to just over a pair of leaves.  The cuttings can come from any part of the stem, not just from the tips, as long as you cut just under a node.   It is helpful to stand your cuttings in a shady place and stand them on capillary matting  to assist watering.

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:16

You are SO right.  That is the best bit about gardening - there is ALWAYS something to learn - we can never know it all  

Nut .....ditto

Last edited: 22 May 2016 20:17:54

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 20:12

Nut, I`ve just been looking, and came up with the same thought  -- these id jobs certainly seem to be good for keeping the little grey cells working   

For goodness sake - get rid of it quick Hefty   

Last edited: 22 May 2016 20:14:09

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:55

Oh......I thought it looked like japanese anemones  

Ericaceous Soil Waterlogged

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:47

I think mix it with peat - just peat, and maybe some grit or sharp sand.  I don`t think it will appreciate the lime in ordinary mpc.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 19:33

As far as I understand, Cameron wasn`t too keen on Juncker being in charge in the first place,  and it was Juncker who made these threats -  (mind you, I am also led to believe the man drinks to excess)

His comments seem very threatening to me.  He and Merkel appear to have a solid relationship, and Cameron seems to sucker up to them.

These latest threats put me in mind of "protection rackets"

Makes me even more determined to stick with my LEAVE vote - don`t like bullies.

Variegated weigeila. Is it me?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 16:27

Your main plant is lovely.....and I can see some brilliant non flowering bits on it for cuttings - you could grow loads from there, and sell all the ones you don`t have space for  

Variegated weigeila. Is it me?

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 16:24

I really look forward to a trip around the local garden centres.   It really is more pleasurable than ordering on line, and you never know what treasures you might find.  Very often you can pick up small shrubs in 9cm pots for just two or three pounds,  and then there`s the bargain corner to search out.  I have a few good bits that just needed a quick prune, a good soak and a bit of talking to.   It is also worth watching local supermarkets like  Lidll (spelling)   

Ericaceous Soil Waterlogged

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 16:09

Where did you get the soil from?   Is it soil or compost ?   It sounds as if it needs some grit or similar in it for drainage.    Your Camelia would be best in a peat based ericaceous compost.

If I was worried about one of mine, I would repot it.    Good luck. 

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