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Tip: sticks from prunings

Post by lyndaejane on Tue 28 Apr 2009 - 16:39

Pruned our forsythia this morning and remembered another gardening tip.

Don't spend a fortune buying pea sticks (as they used to be called). If you are pruning shrubs or trees, have a good look at the stems/branches you have pruned. If they are long enough and straight enough, you can use them as sticks to stake up plants or prop up ones that tend to flop: just trim off the side stems and shoots. They will be much more natural-looking than the ones you buy, as well.

One thing to remember, though, is not to use the stems too soon. Some will start to sprout again if you push them into the soil straight after you have cut them. Dry them off for a while first.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 28 Apr 2009 - 16:55

Thanks, Lynda. Mr Green
Good tip, hun. I should have thought about that and used the piles I recently cut off. Doh!

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 28 Apr 2009 - 17:25

Shucks, Lorraine: sorry my brain wasn't in gear sooner!

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