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JessumJessum Posts: 81

I found the two features on last week's programme really interesting so I thought I would give it a try.   Carole was talking about clematis and showed how to sow on that produced a fluffy seedhead.  A while back I gave my friend a jasmine seedling from under my huge mature jasmine - only to find out that it was a clematis!  It is in flower at the moment with small yellow bell like flowers and fluffy seed heads.  The immature plants had leaves that looked like the "mother plant". Typical of me to give away the wrong plant!  Anyhow I planted some and will see if I get any results.

The heuchera man showed s how to make small plants from an existing one.  Mine have got really tall and woody so it was a perfect opportunity to try.  My original plants must be a minimum of ten years old so it was a very timely article.

I hope to post some photos in a few weeks time!


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918

    Heucheras and their relatives are very easy to split and make new plants from. You can literally pull bits off and stick them in a pot of compost or soil and they just grow.  image

    They often 'push' themselves up and out of the soil, so you can usually pile up a bit of soil or compost round them, or dig up and replant a bit deeper to keep them happy. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,399

    The heuchera man was doing basal cuttings from a plant infested with vine weevil. With an uninfected plant, yeah you could chop it into small pieces with plenty of root attached.

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