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Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:48,you're a blonde?  No dont  use rooting powder in water

I put 7 cuttings in 9cm pot around the edge.  None in the middle.  They root better if just inside the rim.  


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:41

Hiya scottcake

Neither too ambitious nor deluded.  Could I suggest you use John innes compost though?  Two reasons....firstly Heucheras like good soil.  Secondly vine weevils......their arch enemy.....prefer mpc.  I would also top dress with grit as an additional deterrent to vine weevil

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:32

They look deeeeeelishush Stacey


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:28

Hey fairy!  You disagreeing with me?   Not good form,,what?  ..ha ha 

Comsidered wet clay but it's been so,hot and dry over past 3 months ...the period in question....that I suspect topical lime damage.  if anything that clay,may have dried out,and cracked ......cousin of mine gardens on heavy clay and it's been drying out over  past months. 

Have I convinced you fairy?


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:21

Italophile, got superb tomatoes this year.....determined from the start to grow good.  However immnot too sure about Sungold.  An acquired taste,I,think. ,enjoyed gardeners delight in the past but any other cherry toms you like?


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:12

Yep, you can do that too.....just takes longer

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:55

Stacey.....rhubaaaaaaaarb and custard muffins!!!  

Evening folks

.....rhubarb and custard muffins......haven't eaten since tea.


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:53

Yews do not really,like being transplanted.  Or moved.  It's such a rough,,durable, drought resistant, cut back resistant plant yet it suffers when moved invariably.

However, you say it thrived on being moved.  Could be lime blown onto the foliage causing burn, etc.  but yews are tolerant of lime in the soil.  Lime is caustic so pretty sure that's the cause.  

I would leave well alone for now, not water or feed.  Hopefully it will settle down and you can prune out the affected areas later.  I would wait until early next spring and give it a prune.  What variety is it?


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:16

Sprouting from the top of the pot?  Or from the top of the plant?  Cordylines are surprisingly hardy below ground and often regrow.  I would remove all but 3 shoots evenly spaced and allow them to form a vase shape


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 19:05

Funny, on Love your garden last week Alan Titchmarsh complained about the use of decking in gardens.  He started the craze for decking when he did the Groundforce gardens........guess, we all learn. 

So many people turned to decking and in my local area postmen, trades people and the owners were slipping and sliding off.  And they looked awful generally

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