Berkley


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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

Posted: Today at 18:18

I agree, Verdun ...... I think I was just concerned that the advice maybe meant there was something wrong with potash feeds for fuchsias....... Thanks everyone.

Unexpected advice re fuchsias

Posted: Yesterday at 11:04

I always feed my fuchsias with a high-potash/tomato type fertiliser to encourage flowering. But I have read several articles recently where this is not recommended - and a general purpose feed suggested. Why is this? What do other people do?

What happened when I was away?

Posted: 14/07/2016 at 21:44

Many thanks for all your ideas. I can't see any sign of caterpillars but have trimmed back, sprayed, removed some soil and fed. I do hope they will survive ...... Just thinking ahead .... What do people think about preventative spraying? Would it be worth considering?

What happened when I was away?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:14

I usually have a lovely display of  erysimum, but came back from holiday yesterday to find many of them looking like this - loss of colour on leaves and numerous holes  what has happened - and what should I do?


 

Magnolias Everywhere

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 10:07

Snails would love to nibble my magnolia. I usually make sure no branches are touching the soil, but must have missed one or two ... Removed 11 snails from quite high up yesterday. Quite a bit of foliage shredded ...

Reluctant foxgloves

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 21:16

Thank you so much, fidgetbones for such a helpful (and knowledgeable!) reply.

Reluctant foxgloves

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 22:16

Thanks for all the advice. I'll definitely leave them where they are. If I also leave the Camelot plants in, might they flower again next year too?

Reluctant foxgloves

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 13:52

I sowed seeds of two types of foxglove last year - Camelot and Summer King. The flowers on the Camelot plants are lovely but there isn't a single flower stalk on the Summer King - although they all have a strong rosette of leaves. Should I leave them fo a while, replace them with something else or leave them in and hope they will perform next year? I must admit to being very disappointed. 

The animated gifs ie. advertisements are very annoying

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 22:03

Thank you! Am off to investigate!

The animated gifs ie. advertisements are very annoying

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 22:30

I'd like an ad blocker - but have looked at the App Store and have no idea which is the best one for my iPad, to increase my enjoyment of this forum. Advice would be much appreciated. I'm getting quite dizzy from moving ads ....

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Unexpected advice re fuchsias

 
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What happened when I was away?

 
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Reluctant foxgloves

 
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Will they flower this year? 
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