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  1. Sydney Smith

    Sydney Smith In Flower

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    Looks like you have some great plants there.
     
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    2007_04250012.JPG 2007_05010004.JPG Hi Kitty. I did have a better variety but for some unknown reason having bought them and potted them up in correct alpine mixture etc they just did not "take off" but sat and sulked and then died. Looking at the pics that tiny Hosta gets no bigger than that, you can compare it with the standard plant label behind it for a size reference. The last one of the Pine tree - theres many in the woods next door - was found as a tiny one inch tall seedling and carefully potted up and grown on - its in its new foliage as you see it there. At last property I potted up any tree seedlings I found and kept them growing in smallish pots so as to restrict their root growth, they made nice "semi Bonsai" trees. Left them there when we moved so no pics except of a Chestnut which was grown from a conker and was quite a few years old. Will find pic. Syd. Edit. Pics of both Chestnut varieties. Both grown from nuts and several years old, the conker especially - had several others - Oak, Ash, Sycamore, Beech, even an Elm.
     
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    Cayuga Morning Hardy Maple Plants Contributor

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    Sydney, How do you keep the chestnut trees living through the winter? Do you move them indoors, or leave them outside?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Those are an impressive amount of plants Syd. All look healthy and strong so you're obviously doing everything right. I'm intrigued by how you managed to grow the chestnut tree from a 'conker.' Did you soak it first or did you scarify the nut? I can safely say that you not only have green thumbs but green hands!!
     

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