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  1. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Interesting reading Kristen.
    Cant help thinking the writer was doing far to much potting and planting followed by division and potting and planting?

    In my case it will get usual ginger treatment after its first summer, I was just a bit knocked back by the proposed size, but then I guess most gingers will get pretty big if given their head.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Strongy, do you intend taking cuttings from the Chrysants?
    Or will you be growing the same root on next year.
     
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    I'm growing this from seed. Not too sure why really as I knew that it was "high maintenance" when I bought the seed.
     
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      not really a bargain but really hard to find one

      schlumbergera opuntioides

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      plus this 2 on the side

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        Indeed. I assume s/he was trying to bulk up - although that doesn't make for a good How To article.

        Need to grow foliage for 2 years to get any flowers I think? ALthough maybe one grows it just for foliage, rather than flowers perhaps?
         
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          I had to look that one up Sal and found this page. Looks as if you have a bit of a challenge there!
           
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            Thanks Longk , It seams the commun mistake that many peoples do of treating the schlumbergera like a cactus , actually schlumbergera can be grown even in water ...all the plants I got are even happy in the cold greenhouse .......really looking forward to see it in flowers
             
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              Me too!
               
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                Just ordered Brassavola Cucullata, its a orchid from Central America, seen it first while I was on holiday in Mexico it was growing wild in the hotel gardens.
                Will post picture when arrives, definitely not hardy
                 
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                  Pete, sorry I didn't see your question till just now. No I don't intend taking cuttings, I'll trim them and leave them to flower next autumn.

                  Bought one of ten Basjoo in B&Q last month reduced from £10 to £5, now as they (seven) are still there and in the way they are £1, so I gabbed three!!!! why?, they were a bargain! have I room in the garden? probably not!:biggrin:
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                    I see many of you bought banana plants at great bargain price. :blue thumb:

                    I have a 3 year old Musa velutina grown from seed, and a Musa ensete ventricosum just germinated 2 weeks ago from the seed I bought back in September for 50p. Now the question is: what do I do with them in winter?

                    I took the Musa velutina into my unheated conservatory at the beginning of November and its leaves have been continuously dripping water ever since even though I've not watered it. The floor is so wet that I have to wear outdoor shoes every time I go in there:eeew:. As a result the conservatory is very damp as well which is not good for the cacti in there:frown:.

                    I'm wondering could I leave the banana plants in the unheated greenhouse over winter? The greenhouse will be frosty if it is really cold. Any suggestions will be received with thanks.:scratch:
                     
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                      Got bargain there @strongylodon :blue thumb:
                      @HsuH I would stand them on some newspaper for now.
                      The plant drips fluid from the leaf tips when it takes up more water than it transpires through the leaves.
                       
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                        A few seeds arrived this week.........................
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                        Gentiana asclepiadea, lutea and punctata.
                        Digitalis laevigata and viridiflora.
                        Codonopsis ovata.
                        Salvia hians and pratensis.
                        Penstemon barbatus.
                        Roscoea purpurea.
                        Erythrina crista galli.

                        Should have a few coming from Oz this week too!
                         
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                          You've ordered some very nice seed packets, I've grown Penstemon barbatus, really nice plant
                           
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                          I had it in my last garden. Borderline hardy there, but I think that it'll have more chance here.

                          I'm having a big push on hardy Mediterranean Digitalis next year, plus the usual quest for more Salvia and Tricyrtis.
                           
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