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RE: marmoleum problems (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: cluppins on 12.30.2008 at 11:04 pm in Flooring Forum

I had the same problem. Easy fix. Don't heat weld. It will look even worse. Scrub the seam with a plastic abrasive sponge, use a little baking soda to get the dirt out. Rinse with cold water until clean. Make a paste with some left over marmoleum scraps. Scrape up tiny pieces (should look like grains of salt) from left over marmoleum with razor blade and kneed paste in the seam with your fingers. The seam will look brand new. Go to the marmoleum web site, the directions are on-line. You can also do this to fill in small dents.


clipped on: 02.04.2009 at 07:05 pm    last updated on: 02.04.2009 at 07:06 pm

RE: subway tile choices (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: jgarner53 on 07.05.2007 at 07:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

I did Subway Ceramics. I think it came out to about $12/sf, but I'd have to look at my receipts to be sure. I really like the way it came out and love how close they are to the original subway tile we found during demolition.

and installed:


clipped on: 08.28.2007 at 06:45 pm    last updated on: 08.28.2007 at 06:47 pm

RE: Propagating Azaleas (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: lucky_p on 05.30.2006 at 10:41 am in Plant Propagation Forum

They're easy to propagate from semi-hardwood cuttings, collected from about now, on through August. I took some cuttings from some I planted this weekend.
Just take cuttings of this year's growth, remove all but the top 3 or 5 leaves, dip in rooting hormone, and stick in a 50/50 mix of sand and peat. Keep in a shady spot, and water daily. Next spring, you can move the rooted cuttings up to individual pots and grow them for a couple of years, then transplant.


Cuttings in spring
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RE: English lavender? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: calistoga on 09.07.2006 at 01:46 pm in Plant Propagation Forum

Cuttings are faster than seeds but they are also more work. I have hundreds of both Munstead and Hidcote started from seed in January and now in one gallon pots. Had I started cuttings instead they would be blooming now but would have required more care. Al


How to cut English lavender
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RE: Sedum Autumn Joy (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: paulinep on 08.16.2005 at 10:59 am in Plant Propagation Forum

I propagate sedum autumn joy in the spring, to keep it from getting too tall, just use my pinch n poke method, same as impatiens, begonias, coleus, plecthranthus, no rooting hormone needed! Makes hundreds of new plants so easily, I even stick them in pots along with my other pinched plants. This one is soooo easy, could proably even do it now, although all the flower heads have formed. Best in the spring.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pinch n Poke


Spring propogation
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RE: Propagating geraniums (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: samfawzy10 on 09.20.2006 at 09:26 am in Plant Propagation Forum

tender geranium are very easy to propagate from cutting, just push the cutting into the soil in a cooler shady area or under other plants - you can cover it with half coke bottle (take the cap off).
To overwinter tender geranium, wash the whole rooted plant to remove the dirt let it dry out; then put it in a paper bag and store it in a dry place. Re-pot the plant around the middle of March making sure you cover it with clear plastic sheet to provide consistence humidity; you will be amazed how good they will perform. Seham


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