Please make sure JavaScript is enabled.
 
Profile Image Faigie Rabin

librarian

I have a small garden and have arthritis which makes it difficult for me to bend down. I like to grow plants in containers as that is easier for me

Impatiens walleriana

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
  • Like Count 19
comment
librarian

I think I may root some of these and overwinter them. The pink one on bottom left is from a cutting I took last autumn

3w
  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2019
  • Like Count 9
comment
librarian

I couldn’t resist letting it flower but I did take cuttings. Nicely rooted and potted up 😉

4w
  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
  • Like Count 13
comment
librarian

I overwintered this Busy Lizzie indoors. I can see a bud forming. Should I nip it out or leave it. I’m also wondering if I should take cuttings and root them in water as the shoots are quite bare at the bottom. It does seem quite healthy though

4w
comment
pelly

Definitely pinch the flower out Faigie and a couple of cuttings wouldn’t harm 👍👍

4w
comment
valjones-hughes

Agree with @pelly, it will bush up if you take the tops and bizzy lizzy roots easily in water.

4w
comment
librarian

Thanks @pelt @valjones-hughes

4w
comment
librarian

@pelly

4w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
  • Like Count 22
comment
librarian

These are flowering better than they did the whole summer. Do I pot them up and bring them inside or r just discard when the frost comes

4w
comment
librarian

I read that I can take cuttings. Has anyone tried it?

4w
comment
pelly

They're not worth overwintering, but you could try rooting some cuttings in water, just make sure you don't let the leaves get wet. If you are successful you must keep them in a frost free place until spring. Hope this helps Faigie 👍👍

4w
comment
librarian

Thanks. Will try with a few

4w

>