What's looking good in January 2022

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  1. Logan

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    Well done you, it's not easy grafting stems and buds.
     
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  2. Daniel W

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    One of my orchids bloomed.
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    @Logan, Many years ago I attended a grafting class at the now-defunct Home Orchard Society. Once one knows how, it's pretty easy. Ever since then, I've been grafting everything I can think of - mostly apples, pears, plums, cherries, chestnuts but also others. A lot of my trees are like Frankenstein creations! The ones I never get to work - kiwis, peaches, lilacs.
     
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    @Daniel W that's great, how successful are you? I watched a few YouTube vids to find out how I could graft roses and I did 2 and 1 took so I'm really pleased about that.
     
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  5. Droopy

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    @Daniel W, you are amazing at what you do, and I'm thoroughly impressed! Lovely orchid.
     
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    First crocus
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    Chives are starting to grow
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    @Logan, those are much needed signs of life.

    On grafting, most things take and grow for me. I'd say with apples, pears, cherries, plums, almost 100%. I have never got a peach graft to work, so there's something different about them.
     
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    Thank you @Daniel W yes it's nice to see things growing, the hellebores are growing well.

    That's great about your grafting things and yes peaches must be different.
     
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    Lovely and hope-giving foto’s, Loggie.
    No crocus in bloom here yet, you lucky so-‘n-so.
     
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    Thank you Sjoerd, it's only that one crocus the others are just the leaves sticking up.
     
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    Meid, I do not even have the leaf tips showing yet.
    I am jealous.
     
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    You have that to look forward to and it won't be long now Sjeord.
     
  13. Daniel W

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    I brought in these forsythia stems a couple of weeks ago. Now they are beginning to bloom.
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    It's a nice preview of Spring. After they bloom, I'll keep them in water to see if I can give them a life in the future, extending a forsythia hedge I started last year. It could use a few more starts.
     
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    Daniel, what kind of space is it where your dog and the forsythia are? Is it inside your home or is it like a giant greenhouse? A sort of serre? Whatever it is it looks marvelous.
     
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    Daniel, aspirin (regular aspirin, not ibroprophen) one tablet crushed in a gallon of tepid water helps cuttings root. Just put the cuttings in the water, and wait for roots to develop. I've used aspirin, and also crushed willow stems (which contain a form of aspirin) with good results.
    Love that your dog has his "doggy bed" in such a lovely space!
     
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