Sunday, 24 March 2019

I Found New Plants In The Hedgerow.

I was rooting about behind the compost heap yesterday and noticed some of my pink Fuchsia shrub cuttings had decided to root themselves.  They must of been hedge trimmings I had dumped their last summer.  So I put them in my bucket (tree plant pot) and headed for my 'office', my poly-tunnel.  I managed to find my secatuers again.  I lost two pairs of them last week.  But like most thing that get lost.  They turn up sometimes.  Any way I cut up the rooted bits and potted them up.  




Yep,  Another gardening post!

In total I made twelve new plants.  Ten Fuchsia, one Buddleia and one Lemon Balm.  You can see my donkey knees in the photo.  What have you been up to in the garden. veg plot?  I have been very busy and the plot is ready for growing season.  It makes such a difference when it's not raining, for a change!

16 comments:

  1. Will you plant a hedge or distribute them to neighbors. They all will root, you know.

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  2. I planted eight plants this morning Joanne. It's a lovely pale pink Fuchsia This a garden variety rather than the hedgerow Fuchsia Megellanica that is so common in the West of Ireland and in Cornwall in England. Apparently its not a native and originates in Chile. I often wonder how it got here? On the Gulf Stream I suppose?

    Yes they are great rooters l have some fuchsia cuttings in the propagator. Thanks!

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  3. It is good when that happens. I get satisfaction from this sort of thing when I think of all people who call themselves gardeners and talk posh about cuttings and potting and special techniques.

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  4. Yep. Mother Nature is the gardener who gives us plants for free. I do find it a challenge to root a cut of a plant I haven't grown before. Some are easy to root and some take for ages. Thanks Rachel.

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  5. Under your inspiration I am on the verge of taking some cuttings this year. You make it seem so easy, so I shall have a go. As for secateurs, they do seem easy to misplace, especially if my partner 'borrows them!

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  6. Good to read I have inspired you Vera. Softwood cuttings like Fuchsia are very easy. I think it would be worth you investing in a cheap plastic propagator. I have gravel in the bottom of mine to retain the moisture and then place my Fuchsias in compost in pots filled with compost and the see through lid placed back on the propagator. Dividing perennials gives the quickest results. You could also buy perennial seeds?

    Yes secateurs are always hiding from me too. I often use an old bread knife or some scissors for dividing plants and making cuttings. Good luck. Thanks Vera.

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  7. I wish you lived near me, I could use your knowledge and expertise.

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  8. I am only self taught Valerie. It's just a subject that I eat, sleep, drink, read and watch You Tube videos about. Thank you for your comment. It's a lovely day here and I am busy weeding and pruning today.

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  9. You know that I am in it for free plants if possible. I am hoping to take some cherry laurel cuttings this weekend and grow them on. I also need to do my thing with hydrangeas. I am hoping to find a limelight white hydrangea in the shops and then take succession cuttings all of this spring and summer to help fill the garden. They put on an amazing show.

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  10. Very nice article, thanks for more information. thuylovehien

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  11. Hi Sol. Hydrangeas love the acidic soil over here in Ireland. I made twelve laurel cuttings last autumn and they seem to be taking ages to grow. Hope you find your limelight Hydrangea Sol.

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  12. I have a gardener out cleaning up my garden right now! He's literally shaving the earth...and all because he likes gardening and has nothing to do!!! Way to go! I'll have to get busy and do some planting now. Theres so much space left now the weeds have gone, cant believe it.

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  13. Hi LA. Theres nothing better than working with a clean canvas. I am clearing an area of brambles and nettles with my Azada hoe. Then planting up again with some shrubs that we grew from cuttings. Lovely gardening weather too. Thanks!

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