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, but the reward is instant - a neat, tidy display revealing the full beauty of the blooms without the distraction of dead flowers.Now I'm contemplating propagation, so need to delve down to try and find some healthy non-flowering shoots to use as cuttings
in the greenhouse:clear out clutterwash glazing inside and outget pots and trays readybuy seed sowing compostAnd then there's the propagator. I like to use electrically heated propagators with a thermostat for controlling the temperature. Mine also has a strip light
; for the first time I've been able to run an extension to my greenhouse to power an electric propagator. When temperatures all around have fallen, the propagator maintains a warming 20Ë?C, perfect for germinating most seeds.I always grow an assortment of chillies
the melianthus I raised from seed, and quite large pots of agapanthus that I probably couldn't replace, and which would take an age to grow again.A large electric propagator does provide an alternative for seed raising, just warming the area I need for seeds
for identical plants to be propagated from them.I can't be the only person making unusual discoveries in their garden this summer. As I write this, there are probably gardeners all around the country stumbling across our future 'must-have' plants...
wonderful biennial, so are naturally short-lived, but lending a hand with their propagation ensures they'll be around to be enjoyed for many years to come.
-looking rhizomes that can be planted up in February or March in a heated propagator, planting several in one pot to create a bushier display. Later in the year you may find young plants for sale, possibly flowering ones.When I edited a magazine called 'Greenhouse
So many shrubs are popular because they're easy to propagate and grow by the nurseries, cheap to buy, reliable performers, and grow in many types of soil and situation. But sometimes you don't want your garden to look like everyone else's, and would
Cottage, North Devon.The first episode covered January and February. Carol showed how to lift and divide snowdrops in her woodland garden, then demonstrated a rarely seen propagation technique called twin scaling. This technique is much used
.Aeoniums are wonderfully generous succulents, as they can be propagated so readily from their rosettes by cutting them from a parent plant and pushing into pots of gritty compost to root. Many succulents are hardier than often recognised, though you need some nerve to risk