I've purchased for a song an abandoned Bay Laurel about 3 1/2' tall.
It managed to put out some new growth so I thought i've give it a try.
Some of the leaves are torn or discolored from well water i believe.
I'll be cleaning the leaves individually but my problem is the roots.
It's dreadfully root bound and has a huge variety of bug life living
in the pot. I'd like to bring it onto my patio but I don't dare as it
is. What's the best way to get rid of the bugs? Can I unpot it and
take the hose to the roots before repotting in "clean" dirt or will
that kill it? Any advise will be helpful.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ladypii) wrote in message
sure, clean it off, do it in the evening so it has 12 hours to
recover, trim the roots to break the root loop, select a bigger pot,
lay down the roots and replant it promptly, soak the pot, and keep it
in the shade for a few days.
I've just pruned my Bay Laurel cause I want it to bush out a little. This
is an indoor plant and is putting out shoots. For the moment I have cut all
the small branches, trimmed the leaves, dipped the stem in rooting hormone
and have half in a good starter soil and half in water.
Anyone have the correct way to propagate Bay?
il Wed, 21 Apr 2004 22:55:09 -0400, "MOM PEAGRAM" ha scritto:
Ahh, the best way is to keep those prunings. is it too late? Just
turn them into little sticks with a few leaves and put into cutting
mix with a humid environment. I don't think the soil is meant to be
wet like that, just damp. it's the air that's meant to be moist.
They'll rot if too wet. Mine are in a glass of water waiting for me
to get round to it.... I'll look up my propagating notes later.
Loki [ Brevity is the soul of wit. W.Shakespeare ]
I've discovered(by accident) that the best place to propagate softwood cuttings
over the winter is on the north side of my house(in the shade of the house). I
put the cuttings(dipped in water, then rooting hormone) in potting soil in the
shade on the north side of my house and they root well there. This year I
started 23 peach cuttings. 22 of them took root.
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