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Bugs



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:16 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Madman wrote:
Getting back on topic


Entirely overrated occupation if you ask me .

Oops, you didn't. No change there then

"you can also grow more bushes in springtime by taking a strong branch, and bending it over to touch the ground"

Never ever heard of this version, similar to blackberries I suppose. Interesting, thanks for that, investigations to be done there!

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't think you need to layer them as they take so easily from cuttings whenever I've stuck them in.

It's also not what length of cuttings you take but how you take 'em that matters.

moggins



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Madman wrote:
and then damage a small area of the tip, say about ten inches from the end. Blokes have an easy measure for this, ladies may need a ruler.


If you've got ten inches then you must be in demand

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It will also work with Hazel and Willow. Its a new idea, been done for only two thousand years!

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

moggins wrote:
Madman wrote:
and then damage a small area of the tip, say about ten inches from the end. Blokes have an easy measure for this, ladies may need a ruler.


If you've got ten inches then you must be in demand

Bugs



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
It's also not what length of cuttings you take but how you take 'em that matters.


Oh, and obviously it needs to be healthy, not too spindly, and handled with skill.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I tend to layer plants that can be hard to root, azaleas for example.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think with currant bushes that you should only bruise the outer shell of the stem you select, ie, not down as far as the heartwood, just kind of break up the bark, and maybe a tad deeper, but not much.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 05 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
I tend to layer plants that can be hard to root, azaleas for example.


You two must be on networked broadband!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just a 4-port router.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
Bugs wrote:
Anyway, we can't bring a child in to the world when we're living in sin


Well, if you've got to commit a sin, it may as well be a cardinal one.


should that be 'carnal' ?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

judyofthewoods wrote:
should that be 'carnal' ?


I was going for the 'Of foremost importance; paramount' definition of the word; kind of 'if you're going to do it, do it properly'.

Of course, carnal sin can be fun too.

mochyn



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs: it's called 'layering' and works really well with a lot of woody plants (trees, shrubs & climbers). Many plants do it nautrally, and the 'damage' can be as simple as twisting the stem to break the bark. Make sure that's the bit in contact with the soil and either weight it down or peg with a piece of wire bent into a hair-pin shape. Leave it a few months and check: some things take a full growing season, others root faster. An excellent propagation technique, one of the easiest.

Lloyd



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

mochyn wrote:
Bugs: it's called 'layering' and works really well with a lot of woody plants (trees, shrubs & climbers). Many plants do it nautrally, and the 'damage' can be as simple as twisting the stem to break the bark. Make sure that's the bit in contact with the soil and either weight it down or peg with a piece of wire bent into a hair-pin shape. Leave it a few months and check: some things take a full growing season, others root faster. An excellent propagation technique, one of the easiest.


That's what I said!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 05 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry, Lloyd: hadn't sen page 2!

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