Graham Ross chats with garden designer Philip Johnston at the 2015 Melbourne Flower Show.
Spring and autumn (generally September to November and March until May) are when you can enjoy the beautiful classic blooms and fragrance of roses.
Any time from spring to autumn is suitable for taking daphne cuttings. Take a cutting of approximately 10cm length, including a node (a swollen section of stem where leaves, stems, roots originate). Dip this into rooting hormone gel or powder and place into propagation mix deep enough so that it stands by itself. A plastic cover over the pot will help retain humidity. Place in a protected position out of direct sunlight. Keep moist and expect roots in a couple of months.
While the pruning does seem severe, tea trees are very resilient, so your tree will recover.
You’re right. It is easy, so here are my tips.
We love it Phil, and yes, we too are constantly amazed at what nature provides.
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