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Who's afraid of varginia creeper

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 23:12

I bought a medium sized Virginia Creeper two years past and after changing my mind about where to grow it, one of the long stems fell off during transplanting. I put the stem in the compost bin and left the moved plant to settle in (this year should see it whizz away since I noticed its roots are very thick when I under planted this spring) but the stem in the compost bin started growing last summer, so I chopped it up into pieces and potted it up. It survived the winter nicely without protection and I just planted baby Virginia Creeper opposite Mummy, so they can wave at each other . Those five or six stems all rooted and are ready to shoot off this year!

Pound shop plants- any success stories?

Posted: 14/04/2012 at 22:57

I bought 1 summer fruiting raspberry cane from a boot-fair four or five years ago for £1 and now have 30 largest canes ready to fruit this year. Its rampant stuff!

Today I bought four boxed perennials from B&Q at a reduced price of 50p each! Since I have a nicely filled garden and am currently on a budget (I brought a total of 8 different plants for £12) I can indulge in the sickly specimens as well as propagating single specimens to my heart's content, patiently awaiting their splendour in two or three years which is fine by me because it takes me that long to place them!

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