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  1. IGraham

    propagation day/ night temperature

    Some seed of the South African bulbous plants appreciate a day/night temperature variation.
    Some seed of the South African bulbous plants appreciate a day/night temperature variation.
    Some seed of the South African bulbous plants appreciate a day/night temperature variation.
    Some seed of the South African bulbous plants appreciate a day/night temperature variation.
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  2. JackJJW

    Light box and capillary matting - fungal diseases

    Cheshunt Compound was a godsend IMO but now I mist with diluted camomile tea ,it worked for last years seedlings.:thumbsup: Just an idea @JackJJW ...Maybe a small fan to circulate the air occaisionally...
    Cheshunt Compound was a godsend IMO but now I mist with diluted camomile tea ,it worked for last years seedlings.:thumbsup: Just an idea @JackJJW ...Maybe a small fan to circulate the air occaisionally might prevent it.:dunno:I'm going to try cornmeal round the base of my Roses,said to prevent black...
    Cheshunt Compound was a godsend IMO but now I mist with diluted camomile tea ,it worked for last years seedlings.:thumbsup: Just an idea @JackJJW ...Maybe a small fan to circulate the air occaisionally might prevent it.:dunno:I'm going to try cornmeal round the...
    Cheshunt Compound was a godsend IMO but now I mist with diluted camomile tea ,it worked for last years seedlings.:thumbsup: Just an idea @JackJJW ...Maybe a small fan to circulate the air occaisionally...
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  3. JFH

    Where do I start?

    Dig the whole lot over. Remove all the weeds you can and put them in a big compost heap. Don't use a Rotavator for this as you will be making more work in the long run. Work little and often,...
    Dig the whole lot over. Remove all the weeds you can and put them in a big compost heap. Don't use a Rotavator for this as you will be making more work in the long run. Work little and often, maybe an hour or two per week, otherwise you will loose interest and energy in it.Wouldn't worry over...
    Dig the whole lot over. Remove all the weeds you can and put them in a big compost heap. Don't use a Rotavator for this as you will be making more work in the long run. Work little and often, maybe an hour or two per week, otherwise you will...
    Dig the whole lot over. Remove all the weeds you can and put them in a big compost heap. Don't use a Rotavator for this as you will be making more work in the long run. Work little and often,...
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  4. hydrogardener
    Like x 3

    Rooting cuttings indoors

    Cute, reminds me of a ship in a bottle. My grandmother used to say: "There are more ways than one to skin a cat." Not that I remember the poor old dear ever skinning a cat.;)
    Cute, reminds me of a ship in a bottle. My grandmother used to say: "There are more ways than one to skin a cat." Not that I remember the poor old dear ever skinning a cat.;)
    Cute, reminds me of a ship in a bottle. My grandmother used to say: "There are more ways than one to skin a cat." Not that I remember the poor old dear ever skinning a cat.;)
    Cute, reminds me of a ship in a bottle. My grandmother used to say: "There are more ways than one to skin a cat." Not that I remember the poor old dear ever skinning a cat.;)
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  5. Chris53

    Propagating cuttings - condensation question

    Chris its best not to cover Geraniums with a plastic bag . They do not need the extra humidity , and are prone to stem rot if too wet . They should germinate fine without covering . I leave them...
    Chris its best not to cover Geraniums with a plastic bag . They do not need the extra humidity , and are prone to stem rot if too wet . They should germinate fine without covering . I leave them for about 10 weeks and then pot them on .
    Chris its best not to cover Geraniums with a plastic bag . They do not need the extra humidity , and are prone to stem rot if too wet . They should germinate fine without covering . I leave them for about 10 weeks and then pot them on .
    Chris its best not to cover Geraniums with a plastic bag . They do not need the extra humidity , and are prone to stem rot if too wet . They should germinate fine without covering . I leave them...
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  6. longk
    Like x 3

    Seeds to sow now for the spring

    In pots which are in the coldframe.
    In pots which are in the coldframe.
    In pots which are in the coldframe.
    In pots which are in the coldframe.
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  7. hydrogardener
    Like x 7

    Tissue culture

    Sorry, I do not have a link, but a search on eBay should produce them if they are still available. I saw them once when I was looking for only a few more. Try the 3M tape if you can't find them....
    Sorry, I do not have a link, but a search on eBay should produce them if they are still available. I saw them once when I was looking for only a few more. Try the 3M tape if you can't find them. That is what this is all about, doing it yourself and making do with what you have.
    Sorry, I do not have a link, but a search on eBay should produce them if they are still available. I saw them once when I was looking for only a few more. Try the 3M tape if you can't find them. That is what this is all about, doing it yourself...
    Sorry, I do not have a link, but a search on eBay should produce them if they are still available. I saw them once when I was looking for only a few more. Try the 3M tape if you can't find them....
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  8. Lolimac
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    Sowing in leaf mould....

    Get plugged in Lolli.:)
    Get plugged in Lolli.:)
    Get plugged in Lolli.:)
    Get plugged in Lolli.:)
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  9. Steve R

    F1 seeds

    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy....
    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy. Guaranteed every single plant.If you save seed from that (i.e. "F2") you get some Tall, some Juicy,...
    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy. Guaranteed every single plant.If you save seed...
    Two parent lines are maintained to produce pure characteristics (lets say one is tall, the other is juicy). They are then crossed and the resulting F1 crop is (lets say!!) both Tall and Juicy....
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  10. Kristen

    Cuttings - Late Starting this Year

    Its meant to increase the chances of rooting tricky shrubs and trees. You slice through the stem of the potential cutting just above the bottom nodes, then insert cocktail stick or toothpick to...
    Its meant to increase the chances of rooting tricky shrubs and trees. You slice through the stem of the potential cutting just above the bottom nodes, then insert cocktail stick or toothpick to hold the cut open. It let's a callous form before removing the cutting, which is done in October or...
    Its meant to increase the chances of rooting tricky shrubs and trees. You slice through the stem of the potential cutting just above the bottom nodes, then insert cocktail stick or toothpick to hold the cut open. It let's a callous form before...
    Its meant to increase the chances of rooting tricky shrubs and trees. You slice through the stem of the potential cutting just above the bottom nodes, then insert cocktail stick or toothpick to...
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  11. Jungle Jane

    Taking Lavender Cuttings

    I bought mine from Van Meuwen - about 20p each I think - tiny, but potted on for a season and planted out early Summer (no earlier!) and they were away. That's fine if you are happy with L....
    I bought mine from Van Meuwen - about 20p each I think - tiny, but potted on for a season and planted out early Summer (no earlier!) and they were away. That's fine if you are happy with L. Munstead ... I have since bought a few plants of specific variety that I am propagating up ready to...
    I bought mine from Van Meuwen - about 20p each I think - tiny, but potted on for a season and planted out early Summer (no earlier!) and they were away. That's fine if you are happy with L. Munstead ... I have since bought a few plants of...
    I bought mine from Van Meuwen - about 20p each I think - tiny, but potted on for a season and planted out early Summer (no earlier!) and they were away. That's fine if you are happy with L....
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  12. westwales

    Agapanthus from seed

    Exactly the way that I do Galtonia seeds which is another SA member of the Hyacinthaceae family.
    Exactly the way that I do Galtonia seeds which is another SA member of the Hyacinthaceae family.
    Exactly the way that I do Galtonia seeds which is another SA member of the Hyacinthaceae family.
    Exactly the way that I do Galtonia seeds which is another SA member of the Hyacinthaceae family.
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  13. Howard Shaw

    Trying to root Hydrangeas from cuttings in a water spray Propergator ?

    :blue thumb:I have learnt a lot from the ones I have watched.
    :blue thumb:I have learnt a lot from the ones I have watched.
    :blue thumb:I have learnt a lot from the ones I have watched.
    :blue thumb:I have learnt a lot from the ones I have watched.
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  14. zappamusic2010

    Collecting Himalayan Blue Poppy Seeds

    The seed looks perfect Zappa! It's amazing how many the pods hold. :)
    The seed looks perfect Zappa! It's amazing how many the pods hold. :)
    The seed looks perfect Zappa! It's amazing how many the pods hold. :)
    The seed looks perfect Zappa! It's amazing how many the pods hold. :)
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  15. DomCraig

    Cool Wave trailing Pansies.

    I've grown both summer and winter pansies and not excluded light but did keep them out of direct sunlight until they were almost ready to plant out.
    I've grown both summer and winter pansies and not excluded light but did keep them out of direct sunlight until they were almost ready to plant out.
    I've grown both summer and winter pansies and not excluded light but did keep them out of direct sunlight until they were almost ready to plant out.
    I've grown both summer and winter pansies and not excluded light but did keep them out of direct sunlight until they were almost ready to plant out.
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  16. Kristen

    Grafting Challenge

    I grew this successfully many years ago and am growing it again this year. The trick IMO is to use a lumpy MPC, or add plenty of perlite. In both cases add a fair bit of sand as it's a desert...
    I grew this successfully many years ago and am growing it again this year. The trick IMO is to use a lumpy MPC, or add plenty of perlite. In both cases add a fair bit of sand as it's a desert dweller. Grafting is not something that seems worth the effort as it only adds 2, 3 or 4 years to its...
    I grew this successfully many years ago and am growing it again this year. The trick IMO is to use a lumpy MPC, or add plenty of perlite. In both cases add a fair bit of sand as it's a desert dweller. Grafting is not something that seems worth...
    I grew this successfully many years ago and am growing it again this year. The trick IMO is to use a lumpy MPC, or add plenty of perlite. In both cases add a fair bit of sand as it's a desert...
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  17. Kristen
    Informative x 5

    Sowing seeds in "topping substrate"

    I came across this technique about 10 years ago in Creative Propagation by Peter Thompson 2nd edition and have used it every year since. Generally works well apart from the occasional cock up on...
    I came across this technique about 10 years ago in Creative Propagation by Peter Thompson 2nd edition and have used it every year since. Generally works well apart from the occasional cock up on my part; like using what is available as grit, rather than getting the 6mm recommended. Try and avoid...
    I came across this technique about 10 years ago in Creative Propagation by Peter Thompson 2nd edition and have used it every year since. Generally works well apart from the occasional cock up on my part; like using what is available as grit,...
    I came across this technique about 10 years ago in Creative Propagation by Peter Thompson 2nd edition and have used it every year since. Generally works well apart from the occasional cock up on...
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  18. longk
    Like x 8

    Thysanotus multiflorus

    It better had be after all this!No idea - at this rate several years, although I suspect that the truth will be sometime next year.I now toss all the failures down in one spot in the garden....
    It better had be after all this!No idea - at this rate several years, although I suspect that the truth will be sometime next year.I now toss all the failures down in one spot in the garden. I prick out and grow on all sorts of weeds, but sometimes there is something in there that...
    It better had be after all this!No idea - at this rate several years, although I suspect that the truth will be sometime next year.I now toss all the failures down in one spot in the garden. I prick out and grow on all sorts of weeds, but...
    It better had be after all this!No idea - at this rate several years, although I suspect that the truth will be sometime next year.I now toss all the failures down in one spot in the garden....
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  19. DaveS

    New propergator. What to grow

    Just remember, exotic stuff needs love:grphg: I keep telling myself that and then ignore the wise man inside myself:heehee:
    Just remember, exotic stuff needs love:grphg: I keep telling myself that and then ignore the wise man inside myself:heehee:
    Just remember, exotic stuff needs love:grphg: I keep telling myself that and then ignore the wise man inside myself:heehee:
    Just remember, exotic stuff needs love:grphg: I keep telling myself that and then ignore the wise man inside myself:heehee:
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  20. Sheal

    A 'false' winter

    Never apologise for your own tastes!!!
    Never apologise for your own tastes!!!
    Never apologise for your own tastes!!!
    Never apologise for your own tastes!!!
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