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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Potting

30 March 2011 12:52:25
Prunus serulata 'Accolade'

Prunus serulata 'Accolade'

Last night I potted on a few seedlings - Selinum & Hesperis. I decided they'd had enough of an easy ride in my kitchen and put them out into the glasshouse. after potting.

I was looking at my Mirabilis jalapa seedlings, potted on some time ago. The leaves look a bit yellowish. I haven't grown this plant before but, on google, the leaves seem a good green. My plants are the variegated 'Terra Nova' strain though. Can anyone advise?

This morning I potted on a few ericaceous plants - one Brugmansia, one Rhododendron 'Lady Alice' and three tea plants. The reason I didn't do more is that I had no more deep pots. I need the thinnish, deep ones for the tea plants and a good big one for my other Brugmansia. Oh dear!


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J.D. J.D. 30 March 2011 13:56:25

Yes, the Mirabilis comes up a bit yellow. I germinated some, and they died. Have done another few. And now looking good. Although still yellowish. Didn't know Brugmansia required ericaceous compost?


Rachel Rachel 30 March 2011 17:27:51

I wonder are they supposed to be that colour or do they need a bit of fortification! Yes, ericaceous compost for Brugmansia and Datura.


ladygardener ladygardener 30 March 2011 19:56:53

Beautiful cherry!  My Lady Alice is half dead/half alive literally.  I'm hoping it survives and have moved it to a more sheltered location.


Rachel Rachel 30 March 2011 20:43:15

My Lady Alice was protected in the glasshouse for two winters now, Ladygardener. But obviously it's not enough because I've lost all buds on both occasion to the frost. Annoying. The plant seems okay but is a bit useless if I can never get flowers off it!


Myrtle Myrtle 30 March 2011 21:50:42

Did a little bit of potting up today myself, window sills are getting full!


Dick Dick 30 March 2011 21:53:38

Rachel, you mentioned Mirabilis jelapa. These were among the plants I got from Bakker. They have not been planted. They are apparently tap roots like carrots. I should have them planted within the next few days.


Rachel Rachel 30 March 2011 22:06:16

Very good, Dick. We can compare notes this year. They've made sturdy big seedlings already too, if a bit yellow.


Lìga Lìga 30 March 2011 22:37:45

http://www.wintersown.org/wseo1/Seedling_Photos_M.html

Look at this,,just rool bit down,you will find Mirabilis jalapa seedlings.They look bit yellowish for me.


Rachel Rachel 31 March 2011 20:15:26

Oh, thanks, Liga : )


Eilish Eilish 31 March 2011 22:16:00

Rachel, I have four mirabilis jalapa which I grew from seed, also from Terra Nova and they too are yellowish.  I also have two datura which I grew from seed, Blackcurrant Swirl (I think), potted them on last week in seed & potting compost, didn't know they were ericaceous so will change them over, thanks for that.


Rachel Rachel 03 April 2011 20:40:38

Glad to be of help, Orchid : )


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