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'How To Take Geranium Cuttings'

Geraniums | Geranium Varieties

…the first geranium introduction, many gardeners have still found them difficult to grow. This article outlines their history, surveys the modern varieties and most importantly, how to grow them with success. Until the mid 1960s geraniums (zonal pelargoniums) were all grown from cuttings but a number…

How To Grow Asparagus

…* What To Do In The Garden This Month * Gardening For Beginners * Gardening Guides * Gardening Q&A * Social Community * Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * How To Grow Asparagus How To Grow Asparagus Asparagus fetches high prices in the supermarkets, but why pay when you can cut your own…

How To Grow Wistera

…garden. Take a look at our wisteria growing guide to learn how to care for your plant and how to prune wisteria. Choosing a wisteria If you are planning to buy a wisteria plant then it's worth checking that the plant is grafted as seed raised wisteria can take up to 20 years or more to flower. All…

How to Grow Basil

…Information * What To Do In The Garden This Month * Gardening For Beginners * Gardening Guides * Gardening Q&A * Social Community * Video Library * Gardening Blog * Competitions * How to grow Basil How to grow Basil Basil is such a useful herb to have in the kitchen and it's really easy to grow. It…

How To Grow Fruit Trees

…Blog * Competitions * How To Grow Fruit Trees How To Grow Fruit Trees Growing your own fruit is very rewarding and with so many different ways of training them, there is a fruit tree to suit every size of garden. Take a look at our fruit trees for sale to see just how many choices there are.…

Growing Hardy Geraniums from Seed

…and how to raise them from seed. Geranium & Pelargonium The first point that must be made in this article is to distinguish between Geranium, species of which are commonly known as 'Hardy Geraniums' or 'Cranesbills', and Pelargonium, whose species are known in horticulture as 'Geraniums'. A…

Top 10 Plug Plants

…for cutting, lasting many weeks in a vase. 5. Geranium (Pelargonium) Geranium plants are slow to grow from seed, requiring an early start and many months of nurturing to reach flowering size. As with Fuchsias, Geranium cuttings require over-wintering which takes up lots of space and time. Geranium

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 27th May 2011

…your Geraniums have finished flowering you can keep them tidy by cutting the foliage back almost to ground level. This encourages fresh foliage and often a second flush of flowers later in the summer. Name: Nicola Partridge Question: What is the best method of taking clematis cuttings? Any tips?…

How to grow mushrooms

…for vegetarians. Follow this guide to learn more about how to grow your own mushrooms! Remember - it's better to grow your own, than to risk picking wild mushrooms! But take care when choosing a location for mushroom growing as some people are allergic to mushrooms or mushroom spores and others…

How to Plant Peonies

…at the right depth so it's well worth taking the time to do it properly so that they can reward you with their spectacular blooms, year after year. Return to * Flowers - 'How To' Gardening Guides * All 'How To' Gardening Guides Other Quick Links * What To Do In The Garden This Month * Gardening…

How to grow tomatoes

…baskets. Follow our tomato growing guide below to learn how to grow tomatoes successfully. Take a look at our tomato selector guide to help you decide which tomato varieties to grow. Growing tomatoes from seed Growing tomato plants from seed is a great way to discover new varieties. Tomato seed is…

How to grow fuchsias

…are best pruned in spring. Cut back the stems to a permanent low framework. Climbing fuchsias Prune out the oldest stems in spring when the fresh buds begin to break, and reduce the remaining stems to restrict their vigorous growth to the available space. How to train a standard fuchsia Growing…

How to Grow Peas

…begin to swell. Fix Nitrogen for next years crops Peas are legumes, which take in nitrogen from the air and 'fix' (store) it in small nodules along their roots. When growing garden peas, don't be tempted to pull the plants up from the roots at the end of the season. The leaves and stems can be cut

How To Grow Pumpkins

…best start. How to grow a pumpkin * Step 1 - Sow pumpkins seeds on their sides in small 7.5cm (3") pots of seed compost at a depth of about 2.5cm (1"). * Step 2 - Place them in a propagator or seal the pots inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20C (68F) until germination, which takes 5-7 days *…

How to Grow Cucumbers

…but not wet. Cucumber seedlings can be prone to scorching so take care to shade them from direct sunlight. When cucumber plants are well grown, you can carefully transplant them, but try to avoid disturbing the roots as Cucumbers resent this. How to grow cucumbers in a greenhouse Greenhouse types…

How To Grow Courgettes

…leading to wilted top growth. This is caused by overwatering on poorly drained soil. There is no control for these once they set in. Plants are best replaced after improving soil conditions. Return to * Vegetable - 'How To' Gardening Guides * All 'How To' Gardening Guides Other Quick Links * What To

How To Grow Raspberries

…ground. Watch the video below to find out more about how to grow and care for your raspberries: Caring for your Raspberries Raspberries need feeding in the spring to maintain a good crop throughout the season. Mulch around the canes with well rotted manure (take care not to bury the canes) or apply…

How to Stop Blight

…is important to destroy any unwanted or diseased tubers. Also remove any plants that spring up the following season from old tubers that were left in the ground over winter. Return to * Vegetable - 'How To' Gardening Guides * All 'How To' Gardening Guides Other Quick Links * What To Do In The Garden…

How to Grow Chilli Peppers

…* How to Grow Chilli Peppers How to Grow Chillies Even though it's cold outside, January and February are the perfect months to turn up the heat and start sowing some fiery chilli peppers! When growing chillies in the UK, early sowing is the secret to give your chilli peppers plenty of time to ripen…

How To Sow Wild Flower Seeds

…or September to give late wild flowers a chance to set seed. Make cuts to 5-7.5cm (2-3"). You can also cut summer-flowering meadows in early spring to control grass growth, although this will prevent any spring-flowering plants from blooming. * Leave the cuttings where they are for a few days to

How to Grow Oca (New Zealand Yams)

…grass cuttings around the plant during summer will keep the soil moist and aid the plant's growth. Water plants well during dry spells, and especially from mid September when tuber initiation commences, as this will promote larger tubers. Watch the video below to find out more about how to grow Oca…

How to grow potatoes in bags

…Blog * Competitions * How to grow potatoes in bags How to grow potatoes in bags If you're lucky enough to have space on your vegetable plot you can grow your potatoes in the ground. If you only have limited space read this potato growing guide to find out how to grow potatoes in containers.…

How To Grow Rhubarb - Growing Rhubarb

…simply cut back the old rhubarb stalks to leave the buds exposed to cold winter weather. Apply a mulch of well rotted manure around the crown of the plant. This will help to conserve moisture in the soil and keep the weeds down, as well as feeding the plants for the following growing season. Take

How to Control Weeds in your Garden

…your best bet is to stick to hoeing and hand weeding. Little and often is the key! But if your back won't take it then try investing in a weed burner. Weed Control Weed type Question(s) Bamboo How do I control bamboo? How do I get rid of bamboo? Blanket weed in ponds How do I get rid of green…

How to Create Wildlife Habitats in your Garden

…Blog * Competitions * 'How To' Create Wildlife Habitats Habitats for Encouraging Wildlife Your garden is home to more creatures than you might imagine. It provides a valuable space for them to feed, shelter and breed, as well as a corridor to other gardens, allowing them to move about freely. In…

Pests & Diseases | How to Prevent and Control Pests & Diseases

…I cut a small piece and its bright green inside. Leatherjackets - What is the best way to control leatherjackets? Pear Leaf Blister Mite - How do I stop pear tree blister mite? Plum Fruit Moth - What is the black crumbley substance around my plums and why are there maggots in them? Rabbits - How do…

Top 10 vegetables to grow over winter

…excellent 'cut and come again' crop that will produce huge yields of tasty leaves. Early autumn sowings will keep you supplied with tender young leaves throughout winter and with regular harvesting it will continue to crop well into summer! Be sure to remove the flowers to prevent it running to

What to do in the garden in May

…now - cut all the old shoots back to the base provided there is new growth at the bottom of the plant. If there are no new shoots at the base, cut just above the lowest set of leaves. * • Take cuttings of tender perennials such as Fuchsia, Argyranthemum and Pelargoniums (geraniums). The new…

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for spring

Geraniums (Pelargoniums), Begonias, Antirrhinums, Peppers and Aubergines. They'll need to be grown in a heated propagator or similar to ensure good growth. For more seeds to sow in January and February take a look at our In the Garden this Month page. For help and advice about how to sow seeds take

What to do in the garden in July

…flowers fade, cut them back to just above a bud to encourage more flowers. * • Cutting back growth in hanging baskets can encourage new flowers and foliage and will revive the display. Make sure you that feed your baskets well after doing this. * • Cut back hardy Geraniums and Delphiniums…

Is it ripe yet? When to harvest your crops...

…their best! So how do you know if they're ripe yet? For some crops the answer is obvious - most soft fruits, tomatoes and peppers change colour on ripening, signalling that they are ready to pick. Courgettes can be cut when they reach the desired size, and many Salad leaves can be cut as and when…

What to do in the garden in January

…Beauty'. To find out how to prune Clematis take a look at our Clematis pruning guide. * • For a more unusual bare-root plant to add to your borders now, try growing Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily). * • Cut back the old foliage from ornamental grasses before growth begins - clip them to within…

Top 10 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

…Marigold seeds are easy to handle and grow really quickly so you won't have to wait long for their colourful flowers. From tall varieties for the border to small types for beds and containers, there is a marigold to suit every sunny spot in the garden. 8. Hardy Geranium (Cranesbill) Reliable, low…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 1st October 2010

…March as the soil is warm enough for roots to grow and establish quickly. For more information on moving shrubs please refer to the Facebook section of our website and click on Sue's Q&A session for 17/09/2010. Name: Daphne Cook Question: How do i take sunflower seeds from this years plant so…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 22nd August 2014

…and she will get back to you during her next Q&A session. View the answers to our previous sessions. * Joanne Thomas * Is it possible to take cuttings of a rose, as we are putting the house on the market and i would love to take a cutting of my one rose as i am happy to buy some new when we move…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 25th November

geraniums don't produce flowers) then all cuttings taken from the mother plant will follow the same pattern. To try to get it flowering I'd advise the following. Cut it back to about a third of it's size - which sounds harsh but it will bush out from lower down and make a better shaped plant. Cut