Friday 9 February 2024

Tales From A West Cork Potting Bench.

 Well old kitchen or dining table actually.

I checked on a old grass and weedy  area of a raised bed  yesterday in the pouring rain. 

I saw some Griselina plants amongst the weeds and grass.  I rescued them and here they are on my makeshift potting bench:

I potted them on this very morn and they have settled in nicely with rest of the potted Griselinas.  Do you grow your own hedging or cuttings?  I'm always making new plants.  Perhaps I should change my blog title to: Diary of a Plantaholic?

Soon I will take them to a carboot sale and hopefully make some well needed Euros 💶.

Another plant propagating  post tomorrow.  

12 comments:

  1. I try often to grow cuttings, with mixed fortunes, but I will keep trying, I do love a free plant.

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    1. I think if you make plenty of cuttings you won't worry too much about casualties that don't strike roots. I'm using sand tomorrow in my next post. Thanks Poppypatchwork.

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  2. Today, as P is out volunteering, I sneakily took several rose bush cuttings and planted them down in the scrubby border beside the tram tracks. He hates roses but I love them and I am hoping that (a) they take and (b) he doesn't notice them. If they do grow they should cheer up that bit of the garden I hope.

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  3. I had some success last year with some rose cuttings from a rose that my dad bought before he died. I think with our increasingly wet winters sand is the way to go. I hope they take JayCee. Rose's are so quintessentially English and beautiful.

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  4. I had a great deal of luck buying half dead plants from the Lowe's store. But what I am beginning to see is that sometimes, I am bringing plant pests into my garden. I am rethinking this. Take us all along on your next car boot sale. I love those.

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  5. Hi Debby. I some times buy undernourished and under watered plants 🪴 from discount supermarkets and DIY garden stores. I often repot them and divide them at the same time.
    Not many carboots down here so we often have to travel to bigger carboot sales. I always sell too cheap and often spend more than I make buying stuff. Roll on Spring.

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  6. I don't usually do well with cuttings. Our roses are flowering and they're lovely. But it's pruning time. Grape vine first

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  7. You should take some rose pictures for your blog Linda. Cuttings need to be taken when it's not too hot and so that they don't go thirsty or over watered. I wish we had a grape vine. Better still homemade wine.

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  8. "Diary of a Plantaholic" is a good suggestion but I prefer "Tales of a Tightwad".

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    1. Yes they are both good titles for a blog or books YP. I quite like Northsider or Northsider Dave and it's been that for fourteen years. Thanks.

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  9. With new growth that small I would never recognise them amongst the grass and weeds. Glad you can though.

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  10. They are not small. They are at least a foot long River. Who says the camera never lies? BUCKS FIZZ had a hit with that title.

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