Sunday, October 15, 2006

Hyndrangea growing..



The pic shows my Hydrangea cutting that i took eight weeks ago has finally got some new growth.The base of the cutting now has brand new leaves rising from the loose soil.The top leaves have done their work creating a root system and making another plant food to develop.

I have been looking at the growing tip between the leaves at the top.A small triangular point has been there for ages with no development...

I have cut off the first tomato from the plant ready for a sandwich.It has been photographed with the evil cat for posterity!!

I added more sugar to the plum and dandelion wine.Six months is a long time before you can taste the wine...

I am back to work tomorrow, but its been a nice weekend off even if i was not as productive as i thought..Manana...

8 comments:

Judith said...

Finally, I can comment at your lovely blog! Looks like good progress with the hydrangea. How did you get the cutting to begin? I just cut some annuals and put them in water hoping they get roots--from there I will move them to soil. I was a bit hasty. My husband used to make beer and always had to wait, the way you are for dandelion wine. Have a good week.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations on your success, Snappy! :)

Hanna in Cleveland said...

My anchient hydrangea makes little layering babies every year. The leaves from the upper branches fall off and some will weight the lower branches down into the dirt. Anywhere the banches touch the dirt, they root and a new plant comes up.

Hydrangeas are so cool for rooting.

UKBob said...

Hey snappy did you have your Tomato sandwich yet, I sure hope it was good. I don't know how you can wait 6 months to taste that wine! Oh yes, and well done with the Hydrangea cutting.

snappy said...

Hi Judith, thanks for dropping by.I love your blog, esp the frontpage photo of the dogs sticking their noses out of the window!
Thanks Blackswamp girl, i am proud that the cutting did not die in the eight weeks since I took it.People said they root easily..mine took patience, a pop bottle as a greenhouse untill it was strong enough to live without it.You can get attached to plants grown from seeds or cuttings, willing them to grow some more...
Hanna,I hope my cutting grows into a big mama hydrangea who roots easily.My experience now is do the cuttings in the spring, not summer.I was fighting against the plants natural growth cycle...
UK Bob I have not eaten it yet.It will be lunch today.I have sniffed the wines frequently, but the expectation is driving me mad.Six months is ages...

Kerri said...

My hubby and I want to try growing a hydrangea cutting. I'm glad yours succeeded. Good work! What kind is it?
That's quite a work schedule you have. Glad you're finally having a couple of days off.

snappy said...

The Hydrangea Kerri was a cutting taken from the hospital.Outside our fire door is an enormous range of Hydrangea's.Eight feet high this one had blue flowers like footballs.The next one was pink/red flowers, and the last bush was white flowered.Its amazing the difference in colours on the same bush.I guess the soil nearest to the door has metal in it or something acidic.Halfway the soil turns alkaline hence the pink flowers.I need the time off to relax a bit, as the winter pressures are begginning to build up again.

Anonymous said...

Hi ya
Nice to see someone having success with hydrangea cuttings. Can you tell me what time of year you made your cutting? I hope your hydrangea is doing well. I have recently discovered white hydreangeas big time and bought a beautiful one called "Juliana." If I knew what a blog was or how to work this thing I would send you a photo of this breathtaking and sensational flower. You sound like very nice people up there.
cheers
John Rohs
Christchurch
New Zealand