Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pretty orchid # 2!


I've become a little cuttings addicted over the last few weeks.  Anything, I think needs to be trialled, I'm doing.  I've always been quite savy when its come to cuttings.  I thought it was pretty easy thing to do, but apparently, not everyone can do it.  I take credit from the good people at my nursery job for teaching me the great practices of good cuttings.  Yes, I did it at uni too, but its not the same is it?  Once, you've been doing 1000s of cuttings per day of differing species, can you trully understand how a cutting is done.  So...what has made my list this season, check it out:
Fuchsia magellanica - Hummingbird Fuchsia
Carpobrotus glaucesens - Pig Face
Carpobrotus edulis - Cape fig
Grevillea sp (unsure on the name)
Correa Dusky Bells
Calothamnus quadrifidus
Dampiera diversifolia
Prostanthera ovalifolia - Native Mint bush
Vinca Major (reminds me of my Nanna's garden) - Bigleaf Periwinkle
Hibiscus syracus - Rose Mallow

Pittosporum tenufolium (for a client) - Silver Sheen

Dendrobium pieradii - Crucifix orchid 
Calendula officinalis - Pot Marigold
Crowea exalata - Small Crowea
Pelagonium tomentosum  - Peppermint scented Pelagonium
Plectranthus argentatus - Silver Spurflower
Plectranthus hilladiae 'Mona Lavender' - Mona Lavender Plectranthus
I also tried Lemon scented verbeena which didn't work.  I think I didn't put them in the ground quick enough.  But that is my fault.  Not the fault of the cuttings.  Shame, I would have liked to have Lemon scented verbeena in my collection.