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Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:39

I would wait Just a little while longer.  Conditions will be improving week by week now...soil better chances of rooting thyme.

Not convinced by dividing lavendars.  They do far better from new shoots taken in mid to late spring.  Growing from old wood is not what lavendars do.  Better more vigorous plants by summer's end from cuttings.  

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:32

Hey ho!  Good stuff 

Dahlia Tubers

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:31

MrsGarden,  agree with Bilje but don't leave them in those poly bags. They will get leggy, drawn and exhausted...prob rot too.  Even if you can get them on windowsill in 9cm pots in good light they will be fine.  

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:19

NIce one Lavande.  We think alike 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:17

Exciting time of the year now Anthony.  Little shoots everywhere and every day more of them.  


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 10:13

Re Amistad.  I was lucky to get a couple of cuttings 2 years ago in the post from someone who had the plant.  I exchanged for cuttings of cacalifolia, a little gem of a salvia.  I think that's what this forum could do more of!

For those of you disliking blue you may think again when you see some of these.

Waiting for the plumber to make pipe connections.  He just turns up so have to hang around.  Luckily I can tune into the forum between various chores this morning.  Sun still shining, just 


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 09:59

Oops.. I have to disagree.  

Why would you want to dig up salvia patens now?  If they have survived they will grow in their time and it is early yet outside.  If you are merely curious then resist.  Watch out for slugs though....they love the new fresh shoots of patens.  So, slug pellets and leave where they are

I have plants outside and inside. I suspect losses may be because of the wet over winter....

The time to dig up patens is autumn and then divide by gently pulling apart and pot up and leave in GH.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:12

Fidget,  Amistad is hardy here.  However, cuttings are so easy.  Prob easiest of all the salvias.  I have a couple taken in September that are now bushy 20 cm plants (pinched out) in 1 litre pots. They will reach 100 cm plus and flower all summer so excellent value.  And a colour quite unlike any other.

Patens.....I have  guaranjuato, white and both pale and dark propagated here by division of you say just like dahlias.  Guaranjuato though needs drier warmer conditions and is more unreliable.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:02

Beautiful photo David.  

Lawn re-sowing dilema

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 08:01

Ere, I dont no nuffing about them there angles!  I just turn t'other way and sow again, like 


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