Twin Scaling of Galanthus
Wed, 08 Dec 2004 14:28:07 PST
The point of using a fungicide is not merely to surface-sterilise the chips,
but to provide protection through the long incubation period when the chips
are vulnerable to fungus attack.

For surface-sterilisation I flip the chips as they are cut into methylated
spirits for a minute or two: then they go into a Dithane 945 solution.
Unorthodox, but it works.

Incidentally, the word cuttage has crept into use here. I hope I'm not the
only one who finds this an ugly neologism, when chipping or (twin-) scaling
are the accepted terms and less suggestive of the operating theatre.

John Grimshaw

John Grimshaw
Dr John M. Grimshaw
Garden Manager, Colesbourne Gardens

Sycamore Cottage
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

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> A pinch of detergent and a mixture of about 5% Clorox will do fine
> Kevin D. Preuss
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