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Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 17 5:37 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

If you used something like parafilm (my preference) than you can just leave it on for the plant to force off as it grows.

Notice that I said an early indicator, not a proof positive! I'd leave them unmolested for at least a couple weeks before poking about to see which have really made it. And I wouldn't worry about having too many until you know which have made it through winter!

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 17 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
If you used something like parafilm (my preference) than you can just leave it on for the plant to force off as it grows.

Is parafilm parafilm or are there different types?

Slim



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 17 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It looks like it gets marketed differently than the laboratory stuff, but I don't know that it is any different.....

http://www.fruitmentor.com/grafting-tape-parafilm-vinyl-tape

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 17 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

(I may have used sticky tape)


Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some sticky tapes are quite flexible and will probably do the job all right. It is the ones that won't stretch and form that might not work. Sounds as if yours has worked at present anyway.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
(I may have used sticky tape)


Ordinary stick tape will probably get water behind it and fall off. As long as that happens after the graft has taken, it should be fine.

Slim



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

When y'all say sticky tape, is that the same thing that we would call Scotch tape, or "invisible tape"?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
When y'all say sticky tape, is that the same thing that we would call Scotch tape, or "invisible tape"?


Ah, "sticky tape" covers all manner of things. I'd taken it to mean sellotape (tm?) or similar.
Scotch tape is something slightly different.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, sellotape. Old enough to be a bit less sticky but still quite sticky.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 17 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sellotape degrades on it's own given time so you should be fine I think.
@HL I *think* that Scotch tape in the US is pretty much like Sellotape here in that it's the same sort of stuff just a different brand name has become generic IYSWIM.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, they are both trade names. I was once confused by a special tape we used at work made by the Minnesota Mining and Mineral Company. Turned out we usually call it 3M.

Slim



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 17 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought the old "Scotch = cheap" joke was transAtlantic anyway, isn't it? (that's where the name for the tape came from)

My grandfather always called people watching "Scotch movies"

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 17 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, we can get Scotch tape too, but the most popular brand, and therefore the name most often used in the UK is Sellotape.

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 17 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some of the "ehhh, worth a go" grafts have dried up already, the others still look suspiciously green.
Also someone was being "helpful" and cleared away the pot of cuttings. Oh well! Plenty of source material.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 17 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I got some parafilm tape today...

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