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Posted: 26/03/2013 at 08:53
Ok, you've got it well organised Dove.
Ive been bugs at all this winter.
Oops! What have I said?
My echinacea, my cod liver capsules and vit C tablets are my "psychosomatic" defences!!

Plants from cuttings

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 08:47
Pinks and Carnations really are so easy. "pipings".....shoots pulled off from around the bass ....will root quickly and bulk up to flower later in summer. Fantastic scent and the bonus is they have wonderful "blue" evergreen foliage. You can quickly build up quite a collection of these by buying small plants and taking cuttings, and cadging cuttings from friends and neighbours. I once had a large bed of pinks with colours ranging from white to pink to red to purple to multi-colours for little expense ...and the scent, wow!


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 08:36
The,normal busy lizzies have no resistance to disease, as far as i know. The new guinea and couple of newer varieties are resistant.
Clogherhead, if plants bought suffer because of disease purchasers have the right to refund or replacement. However, I would contact the supplier and raise this issue with them. Their reply would be of interest to rest of us too


Posted: 26/03/2013 at 08:28
Morning everyone.
Get well soon dove. Can't have you being unwell.
It looks lovely out there sky and sunshine but it's cold...prob only 3 degrees. Still missing all the wintry stuff down here .
Shame about the troll again but it's only a problem to,those who dont know him so these alerts about him are helpful

Foxtail Lilies

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:49
Wise words wood green but we gardeners are stubborn creatures. We want to grow what we cannot.
If good summer comes I think a few of us may see flowers this year

Plants from cuttings

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:46
I had you in mind Ryan for this thread.
Am sure the suggestions will flood in for you and some useful tips too to ensure success


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:43
Buxus is evergreen...just want to join in the banter.
Many plants can be semi evergreen.....buddleias often are according to the weather and situation.

Lynchis ('Ragged Robin')

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:37
Hi Hollie hock, I grew a nice variety of flos cuculi called Jenny. This one I found to prefer some moisture but it was a stunning colour

Polemonium Caeruleum

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:31
I think though that it's a biennial eryngium. But yes this one is easily seed raised

Plants from cuttings

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 22:28
I have lots of plants raised from cuttings in my garden.....just as most people have....ranging from conifers to alpines. Suggestions please for perennials that can be quickly propagated by cuttings....penstemons, osteospermums, provide cheap quick colour. I think this may be a useful thread for new gardeners

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