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DeclanTipp's Journal

DeclanTipp's Journal November 2016

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Winter Propagating

24 November 2016 17:31:28
Winter Propagating

Winter Propagating

I love the whole process and often end up with new plants wondering " what am I going to do with these ? "  Lately and following last years trial success Laurel is a favourite of mine for propagating from . It seems to take easily from hardwood cuttings simply cut and placed in a trench . Roses ( thanks Dick ) have been another success and Ive just moved 6 new bushes from cuttings two years ago into their final flowering beds.Yesterday I took some blackcurrant cuttings from my solitary bush so should have s few more next year . When you stop and look around your garden you realise the possibilities for propagation are many . 

My daughter Lorraine graduated from DCU recently ( yippee ) and is now teaching locally. Ill miss my visits to the Botanic Gardens though .....

Warm weather gardening and bees

14 November 2016 17:11:20

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Click to zoom

Had to remove a pullover while doing the roses today and though I must be  coming down with something !!

Apparently the Bees agreed as they were very busy all day too . Enjoy as the weather and temp are meant to dip from Wed on ...  hope all are well . 

Chrysanthmums

07 November 2016 18:04:59
Chrysanthmums

Chrysanthmums

As many colours fade these yellow mums start to appear. What started as one bush has now been divided into seven different displays about the gardens . They really brighten up the days . 

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