Fuchsias, with their beautiful and exotic flowers, are perfect additions to summer gardens, patio pots and hanging baskets. Don’t forget that Fuchsias are best when planted in shade or semi-shade but will cope in a position with morning sun and afternoon shade. Take softwood cuttings in early summer. Use a soil medium made up […]
Softwood Cuttings Make more from what you have Gardening happiness can take on many forms, but the purest joy is to see new roots on cuttings or fresh growth sprouting from divided perennials. Taking softwood cuttings When you propagate plants from cuttings, you will have new plants that will be identical to the mother plant. […]
When your winter bulbs have finished flowering and the leaves have died back it is time to dig them up and store them for next year’s season.
Timing is critical in growing your own flower or vegetable seedlings, so make sure that you sow the seeds during the right season for your area or climatic zone because temperature, day length and humidity can all have a profound effect on seed germination. You can consult the information on each seed packet to confirm […]
January is the ideal month to propagate perennial vygies from cuttings.
Now is the perfect time to take softwood cuttings of daisy, rosemary, lavender, chrysanthemum, fuchsia and pelargonium as they all have lots of new growth from which to steal. Step 1. Snip off about 10cm long healthy shoots of new growth. If there are any flowers or buds present, pinch them off. […]
Although seeds are generally accepted as nature’s way of ensuring the continuation of a species in the plant kingdom, there are other ways of propagating garden plants. Most plants propagated in horticulture are grown asexually by cuttings, budding, grafting or from tissue cultures. This month we feature plant propagation by means of root cuttings, a […]
Early spring is the ideal time to divide, or split, Dietes and other clump-forming plants like Carex, Liriope and Ophiopogon. Here is a simple step by step pictorial of the process.