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Winter feeding of cuttings

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 08:37
Zoomer, I think dove is right. Are your plants "upright" growing? And, if still in flower, they again seem to be pelargonium "geraniums"! You can take cuttings of these very easily from now on. These should NOT be left outside....just leave them In the warm.

Talkback: Fig trees

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 20:21
Sounds ideal spot for fig Paul. In a large pot or restrict roots...using slabs, rubble and poor soil. There was a thread earlier about growing figs and pruning them. The most reliable form is brown turkey. Birds love figs but doubt if they would take whole fruit away so squirrels could be the culprit. Inside a greenhouse, of course. This would not be a problem

Hardening off after short period indoors

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 20:09
Back up is good idea.

Hardening off after short period indoors

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 18:48
Better guys out there than me about sweet peas but they dont sound too good. Can you sow more? I sow about now instead of in the autumn. Its not good to move plants around too much in the winter ....from very cold to very warm isnt conducive to good health. Sow indoors and grow on indoors, then to cold greenhouse and then, when warmer, to acclimatise to the outside by out during the day and in again night time. Then plant into the ground

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 18:38
Temps hit a balmy 8 degrees at 2pm in the sunshine.

Winter feeding of cuttings

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 08:35
Some varieties of geranium are very easy to split some can be bit stubborn. They don't need to be kept warm,over winter. If mine, I would pot on now, keep now in greenhouse but put outside when weather warms up a bit. Best in the ground though as soon as you can after that. When you pot on have a look at your plant....if its big enough can you pull it apart, tease it apart? Maybe just a couple of larger splits and pot these up


Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:45
Doesn't all this make you eager for summer and strawberries n cream?

Winter feeding of cuttings

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:43
Zoomer, are these geraniums or pelargoniums? Can't "split" pelargoniums but can with hardy geraniums Same family but former are tender and latter are hardy; former from cuttings, latter from division.

Hardening off after short period indoors

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:39
Don't need bubble wrap as well in greenhouse if its now repaired. Think you are over concerned about these very hardy plants. Relax,they will be just fine but soon you can pot on

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:00
We missed the very cold and heavy snow but it seems we are going to get rains again and heavy too. Back to the flooding!

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