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hormone rooting powder

I wondered if you can advise me.  I have had some rooting powder for several years and I wondered if it goes "off"    I  also heard that you do not use is for geraniums, is this correct.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,007

    It does lose its potency after just a few months so is probably no good after a few years.    Pelargoniums root readily without help as long as you give them a gritty compost.

    Hardy geraniums can simplify be divided and potted up with bits of root attached.  Water and keep in a sheltered spot out of direct sun until new growth starts.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Iv checked an old one and a different new one ,No best before dates at all, WHY

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,007

    It's not a food product for consumption so maybe the rules are different.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    I have serch the net for info and the experts say between indefinite to 4 years,now that really helps dont it, so it seems nobody knows ,So i,ll get the makers to advise and come back. 

     

  • Good idea Alan - it'll be interesting to hear what response you get image


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    I have emailed Doff regarding lifespan of HORMONE ROOTING POWDER, it was the only one i could find with a contact address Heres hoping.image

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