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sandrar



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:12 pm    Post subject: Hibiscus  Reply with quote

A little out of focus, but I look forward to this plant flowering every year. It's from a cutting mum took just before she died and despite being useless with potted plants I have managed to keep this one going


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love them....
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful <3 (...and the sentiment too)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great and a great memory too
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ideal time to mention on this thread, now is the time to take cuttings of your favourite shrubs.
The best to take are young shoots , that are woody at the base and still soft at the top.
Preferably take them off with a heal still on them, wet the heal, dip in rooting compound and push them into a dibbled hole in 3inch pots, three or four around each pot, gently press the compost around them.
Store over winter, G/H, conservatory, good cloche.
Water occasionally.
Hopefully you will have more for next season of your favourites. Also your perennials, now is the time.

There again you already allready know this.... happy growing.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digindeep wrote:
Ideal time to mention on this thread, now is the time to take cuttings of your favourite shrubs.
The best to take are young shoots , that are woody at the base and still soft at the top.
Preferably take them off with a heal still on them, wet the heal, dip in rooting compound and push them into a dibbled hole in 3inch pots, three or four around each pot, gently press the compost around them.
Store over winter, G/H, conservatory, good cloche.
Water occasionally.
Hopefully you will have more for next season of your favourites. Also your perennials, now is the time.

There again you already allready know this.... happy growing.


I didn't know this Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now is the time to start splitting up your perenials.
Lift  them . preferably with a fork, maybe split, plant one back where it came from, store the rest in pots, G/H, or similar, rarely watering.
Split the plants using a spade or hand trowel depending n size.

Next years growth for free....plant out in groups of 3,4,6, depending on the size of your intended bed.

As always taller plants to the back/rear of the bed, allowing for sun light.
That is the following season, why buy more if you enjoy the plants you have already?


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