Experimenting in the garden & greenhouse.

Discussion in 'Flower Gardening' started by MIKE ALLEN, Nov 14, 2021.

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    MIKE ALLEN New Seed

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    I have to admit. Despite having numourus credentials. I do not stick the the, er' her rule of thumb gardening. I like I am sure many other gardeners like to experiment. For instance. I have a collection of Begonia sempervirens. These are generally catalogued as being annuals. My present collection are seven years old. Growing in an unheated greenhouse. I tend to override the data on when to take cuttings etc. I really hate waste. So tidying up plants, I basically stick off-cuts into pots. They either grow or peg out. I do not pick and choose my seasons. Under glass, I will split mature plants. Tapping them out of their pots. I will slice basal growth. This can provide me with at least two possible new plants, perhaps more. Instant potting and wait for the best. For the larger plants. I will cut them back. Removing flowers and seed pods, these cuttings are trimmed and potted. Moderate watering is provided. Come planting out time for summer, I have a plentiful supply.

    Now I am preparing for next year. My Impatiens have given a fine display. So why not? Why not try and take these over for future years? I will keep you posted.
     
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    mart Strong Ash

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    Would like to see your results ! Not correct english but I am tired tonight !
     
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    Very good Mike, I do that with the fuchsias and trailing geraniums from my hanging baskets. Can get cuttings from cuttings.
     
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    Daniel W Seedling

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    I've dug up pelargoniums d overwintered them over the years. Last year I also overwintered a French marigold. It bloomed until about March, then it died. Pretty while it lasted.
     
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