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Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 23:22

Got white watsonias today.  Ordered a few bulbs too although I have several pots of daffs from divisions made last spring.  

osteospermum

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 23:17

B3

I would cut them back now. 

use the cut material for cuttings.....not too lste.  A mixture of 50/50 mpc and perlite. No, don't root prune.  However the hardier spreading vwrieties often root/layer themselves so check for this.  you can pot these up.  

Which varieties incidentally? The less hardy ones will need slightly better protection over winter

In many  areas osteos will not make many flowers now so you won't lose anything by cutting back plants now.  Besides you will need your plants to be as compact as poss in a possibly crowded gh

Yuccas

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 21:44

We guys do like our fires 

pelargoniums

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 21:42

There is no "best time" flowers.  Depends where you live,,how cold, etc.  pelargoniums can stay out for a while yet but watch forecast night temps.  Use your judgement though...if your gh is ready space wise then take them in.

my logic with pelargoniums though is to let them get a little cold....nowhere near frost....so,that they are tough before goimg into the gh in prep for colder times to come

pelargoniums

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 20:06

Peter, are they going into a greenhouse?  

I cut them hard back to shoots low down.  Clean the plants by removing any trace of dead and dying foliage. lightly water if they are dry.  Cut back when you plan to bring them in.  For now you can remove flowered stems

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:48

Fields of oil seed rape down here in spring and summer but think it unusual for this time of year Runny. I love those fields of yellow 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:21

I do envy your capacity and patience for seed sowing Lyn.  It's  the essence of gardening after all but I lack it.  

think Stainless Steel is sterile..?  However, I can send you a small piece in the post after flowering though no problem

Yuccas

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 18:12

Had a bit of a rethink smallswan.  I remember a yucca being removed a few years back where I used to visit once a month.  It was a fairly lengthy task over most of,the winter 

trouble was the roots would continue to grow as I recall.  I think the owners had a specialist in and treated it so I had a google.  You need to remove all traces of roots so the recommmendation is to cut back the trunk to ground level, drill holes in fhe surface and apply strong strength SBK.  This helps to kill the plant through to the roots.  Then you can dig it out after a few weeks or so.  

however, if you can I would though cut again a little lower.....scrape soil away to expose more trunk and drill holes again and pour in SBK root killer.  Maybe repeating again a few weeks later.  It should be enough to pre empt possibility of root growth.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:57

You are gweedy Panda .....

tomato fruit problems

Posted: 16/09/2015 at 17:54

Calling Italophile 

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