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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...

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 18 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

DOWNSIZER BINGO



it still didn’t find me a decent source of a roll or two of parafilm grafting tape

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 18 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Ye olde RHS book said "midsummer" so I'm not stupidly far off, especially given weather.

Thanks for the reminder: I'd got my head stuck in the idea that it was a spring thing.
Maybe that's apples?

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 18 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

as far as i can gather different techniques are suitable at different times of year and there is something for most of the time which does mean if you have rootstocks readily available ( ha ha ha ha ) a few bits of a donor can be collected at any time

now about a uk source of genuine parafilm grafting tape.....

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 18 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My experiments failed delightfully

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 18 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NMG, is a 'delightful' failure a better failure than a 'complete' one?

gregotyn



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 18 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If at first you don't etc.-give it another try!

buzzy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 18 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
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.


Depends on the conditions. Sometimes Sellotape just goes very hard. The adhesive degrades and does horrible things to paper.

Henry

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 18 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
as far as i can gather different techniques are suitable at different times of year...


So what type of tecnique/plants should we be grafting now?
Has anyone here tried grafting pear onto hawthorn? I'm told it can be done...

What else can graft onto what? I know apples to apples and plums to plums, but is there something a bit odd like peach onto cherry? I recall at least one other combination that surprised me.

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 18 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cucumber onto pumpkin. not very odd, increases crop and reduces salt intolerance so extra feeding helps rather than hinders.

adding a second pumpkin plant to supplement the first for super giant specimen growing. sneaky but effective.

i will get back to you re fruit trees when i have done more reading.

Slim



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 18 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

UK parafilm: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Heathrow-Scientific-HD234526A-Moisture-Transparent/dp/B0061OXR6S/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1528067026&sr=8-6&keywords=parafilm

I'm sure it's not all on all, but I think many stone fruit can be squished together: https://www.cnet.com/news/beautiful-tree-grows-over-40-kinds-of-fruit/

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 18 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

thanks, i dont know why i did not see that on amazon

Slim



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 18 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's a bit spendy still....
probably cheaper to buy through someone who already gets a discount for their lab supplies

For those who've never used parafilm before, remember that it stretches it to many times it's size, so "a dab'll do ya".

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