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Re: eucalyptus
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2008, 15:53:14 »
I used to grow Australian carnivorous plants and some of these require heat to germinate. I sowed the seeds in clay pots and method 1 was to place over a barbecue as it had nearly extinguished and coolled down
Method 2 was to sprinkle some finely chopped dry grass or straw over the surface and light with a match
You can buy smoke discs which you soak in water and then water the plants as some plants require smoke rather than heat
you can also use gibberilic acid (spelling) to assist germination
Eucalyptus seeds normally germinate quite easy
You can also coppice the trees and they will regrow from the ground

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Re: eucalyptus
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2008, 15:53:14 »

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Re: eucalyptus
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2008, 17:53:59 »
I used to coppice mine, to keep the juvenile foliage. Looked lovely it did ;) 
I was born with nothing and have most of it left.