Our new allotment started 27 December 2011, taking over someone else's orginal plan has been interesting, they left some canes, strawberry plants, blackberries and a plum tree! I've updated the picture - Day 1 view is at the bottom of the blog.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
17 Mar 2012 - Carnation cuttings
Today I bought some carnations and to my delight the spray ones had the shoots for cutting. I have tried to do this before, but the shoots were always very small (1-2 rows of new leaves) - today, they were huge and several on each stem! I just pulled off the shoots, and potted them.
The red stems didn't have any new shoots, but hopefully we'll be having lots of soft pink plants - so many, they may be used as presents!
I'm not a fan of rooting compound, for no particular reason. I just think that if something wants to grow, it will. I am, however, curious. So I've done some with rooting compound - in the small tubs, and the ones in the big tub are au natural.
As you can see, my supervisor was on hand to offer help should I need it.