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Osteopernum ?

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 10:08

Hedge cutting and tidying this morning included checking a large white flowered hardy  here osteospermum...variety of ecklonis for rooted pieces. Sure enough, 3 nice rooted plants were found and potted up.  I find all the "hardy" vwrieties will this every summer. 

just check your plants folks...plants for free and ensures you have them next your if you frost destroys your established clumps 

in for a cuppa...very warm out there 

Choisa cuttings

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:20

Never had a problem propagating choisyas.  


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 08:18

Morning folks 

very light and bright this morning...compared to last week.....Dove, you should have come this week.  Took Spike at 6 30 in full sunshine to the beach.  20 degrees forecast today. 

knocked the dew off the grass so I can mow later.  

Still reeling from, I mean the rugby.  No discipline and England paid the price for it.  But Wales will beat the Aussies and so will we so we will still qualify

enjoy the day everyone.  

Choisa cuttings

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:36

Primrose!   like your optimism 

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:02

You lied Dove....

Choisa cuttings

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:27

Yes,,pretty easy. check for anything that may have layered itself.  Or bend a low branch down, slightly nick the underside and push it into the soil.  Pin it or place a stone over it.  Should produce a plant by summer's end 

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:20

You had a birthday last year Steve ...! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 17:05

Lorna,,I would do 2 things.  Firstly take cuttings...ideally look for strong non flowering side shoots low down.  i see you have done that.  5 miles from the beach so similarly mild where you are.

if your plant isnt too huge.....cut it back and lightly trim the roots.  Put into a pot big enough to fully accommodate the roots.  Water to settle compost and roots and into gh.  However, you should get a few more weeks yet with your flowers so give it say to mid October.  Keep on dry side over winter.  next spring, as with most plants in gh, lightly water when signs of growth and increase accordingly.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:58




Posted: 26/09/2015 at 16:55

Welcome back Dove .......the best of the weather starting today though. ,think you had some sunshine though...

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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