Roots of Bidens

Anyone who has ever rooted cuttings will know how happy this has made me.  But more so.  And also somewhat surprised.

I was a little slow off the mark to propagate Bidens aurea ‘Hannay’s Lemon Drop’.  This 1m high beauty has had a tough year.  Out of necessity it had to be moved mid season.  A new fence was being erected to prevent the pygmy goats getting their heads stuck through the gaps again.  I am still having nightmares about the last time this happened.  They might be little, but they are very strong.  Wire cutters were involved.  Anyway I digress.  At the same time as smaller gauge fencing was installed the boundary was amended.

Moving a plant in July is not ideal treatment, but to add insult to injury its new home was to be the compacted, subsoil replete, inhospitable, Larch Tree bed.   After a chop back, lots of compost and sweet words sung, it has romped away.  Enough to spare a few cuttings.  Which have made this amount of root in two weeks.  I may have been forgiven.  I am very happy.

Bidens aurea 'Hannay's Lemon Drop'

15 thoughts on “Rooted

  1. You are so good at giving us sunshine yellows and roots to boot. In two weeks? That must have been a lot of TLC.


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