Propagation: Question is it dead

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  1. John h

    John h New Member Maple Society

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    Hi
    My first attempt at grafting, 4 weeks ago I attempted a graft. At this stage I have no shoots but stem is still green, one bud appears to be swollen. At 4 weeks would i expect to have leaves or has it died? Or is it too early to condem it?

    Oh it's summer here
     

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  2. Houzi

    Houzi Active Member

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    As long as there's no blackening at the base of the scion I'd say it's made it well done! It can take quite a while to produce growth when summer grafting.I often don't get any 'til the following year in my climate so I shouldn't worry at the moment if all looks healthy.
     
  3. John h

    John h New Member Maple Society

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    Thankyou for the good news, i'll cross my fingers.
     
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    patdero1 Active Member Maple Society

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    What kind of grafting did you use and after care?
    I'm looking to graft this year.
    Pat
     
  5. John h

    John h New Member Maple Society

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    Evening Pat
    Just the standard whip graft. I used grafting tape but the rubber band method seem easier. It is covered and tied with a clear plastic bag. And as I said this is my first real attempt, so I have very low expectations. The problem is we do not get many days under 25 C. The average for Jan was about 28C. And that had a couple of 40C day in there.

    Enjoy
    John
     
  6. John h

    John h New Member Maple Society

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    Oh well it passed away.
     
  7. maplesmagpie

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    That's too bad. Will you try again? Sounds like grafting can take a lot of practice--
     
  8. John h

    John h New Member Maple Society

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    Yep I think I'll try winter grafting. It just gets to hot here for Sumer grafting. For the last 6 weeks there has not been a day under 27, and 10mm of rain for the same period.
     
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    Yes it has been a ridiculously hot summer in Australia this year.

    Even now it is autumn here and average temperatures are very high.

    I would never graft in summer in Australia. Maybe in Hobart or the blue mountains would be cool enough but not where I live.

    Mid July is probably best.
     
  10. John h

    John h New Member Maple Society

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    Uh a fellow swelter. Penrith would be stinking hot. So is it viable to graft on the east coast?
    I have read every post but they are all from the Northern hemisphere.
     
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    It is indeed viable on the east coast but choose a time when it is colder. Even the northern hemispherians do it in winter.

    I also think there is no need for a plastic bag over the graft in out climate. Northern parts of America frequently have snow and sub zero temperatures. Keeping the graft warm is crucial in those climates.

    East coast of Australia never gets snow , winters are quite mild. I feel even in winter protecting a graft with a bag or parafilm might not be necessary.

    I will be doing some grafts in winter. Going to pick some senkaki scions from mt tomah botanical gardens in the blue mountains.

    I will use a rubber band to hold the graft and some sealing wax (from flower power).
     
  12. John h

    John h New Member Maple Society

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    Thanks

    Do they mind taking scions?

    Do you follow they same principles that I have read, collecting dormant scions and grafting onto more active stock?

    Have you seen any sites in Australia?

    And sorry for all the question
     

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