We had a lively discussion on methods of propagation and members shared their knowledge and experience on propagating plants.
From a supermarket pot of basil, take cuttings by breaking bits off and let them root in water. The roots may try to double back on themselves so make sure they stay immersed. Use clear pots when potting on so the development of the roots can be clearly seen.
When propagating cuttings, put a smaller plant pot inside a larger one and plant up the seedlings in the outer rim. This means that, by removing the smaller plant pot, it is easy to see when roots have formed without tipping the plant out plus the cuttings can be watered by adding water to the pot in the centre.
The Rudbeckias which members had grown on from plug plants gave a cheerful display and there is still plenty of colour in the gardens of our members.
|Kate’s Eucomis Autumnalis which has flowers with tops like pineapples|
|Graham’s Clerodendron. This is 1m tall and the same in width and has purple berries.|
Sue G’brought purple Rosocea and Sollya, the dainty bluebell bush or climber
It’s the Paxton early Autumn Show on 23rd September. Graham has asked for support in the kitchen or donations of cakes.For entry details contact Graham Wheatley 0113 2563055 or look on the Paxton website https://sites.google.com/site/paxtonhorticulturalsocietycouk/Home
Judith recommended First Impressions nursery https://ackworthplantnursery.co.uk
Graham drew our attention to the many flower shows in the area.
15th September: Presentation by Gail and John Summerfield “Staff only beyond this point please”