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Fuschia seems unhappy

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 19:02

I bought 1/2 dozen fuschia plugs about 3 weeks ago, there is now a brown tinge to the leaves and some of the growing tips seem to have shrivelled up and gone crispy I don't know if its been too cool at night or too hot in the day. in the green house it got very warm. 

They are not dry and have been potted on into a six cell bedding tray. Any idea what is upsetting them?

Geraniums are growing in similar conditions either growing well or dying back...

Do they need a feed yet? maybe liquid feeds i have are baby bio and tomato feed.


Who pays for Things

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 17:09

Does it honestly matter if he gets x and y or gets Z and pays for y where Z covers the cost of x and y?

Would you believe not everybody makes the same money as everybody else. Do you think he should be on minimum wage or something.




Posted: 03/04/2013 at 12:12

As the picture loaded it was very wide  looked like the benches were at least 3 foot wide if not more. In proper perspective its still good but not feeling so envious now :P


What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:42

with firefox you can right click and select check spelling from the context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click). Anything spelt wrong will be highlighted. The only issue is you might be using an American dictionary. 

Also on that menu is languages hopefully you will have British English as an option. If not you can install a British dictionary, but it may be easier to stick with the American dictionary and a bit of common sense. 

After all we should have have a reasonable knowledge of how words should be spelt even if Americans might disagree as to how they may be spelled.

 blame him, I do

Can anyone recommend a good make of greenhouse pls?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 08:32

Artjak I know exactly how you feel as regards instructions I spent 3 days building 1 that was supposed to be done in a couple of hours. 

After a small amount of blood and cryptic instructions that somehow had got the diagrams mislabeled and misplaced.  in the end although it was fairly functional once it was assembled, it just got used for a little potting up and plant rescue.   

It was to be a display model,( I used to live in a gardencentre)  but with the horrid build instructions we never stocked it.

The window also got bent in the wind, it was mostly extruded aluminium and fairly light weight plastic glazing. We used to get a lot of enquiries about it, but we said it wasn't worth buying.  

What ever greenhouse you do go for, try and find customer reviews. Greenhouses can be right ..@~#.. 

Waitrose garden

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 08:13

Sounds like a good choice Dove. I'm diabetic and had a bit of a heart attack a few years back.  Supermarkets seem to specialise in Sugar and transfats. So your farmshop seems ideal


Posted: 03/04/2013 at 08:06

The first thing i see out the window is a large tree. If it is still. its a calm day, if it's moving a bit slightly windy, and if i can hear whistling in the hall way and its moving then its blowing a gale.

Overnight temperatures are by viewing the car windscreen + a temperature sensor which i leave dangling out the window. It's also got a frost warning alarm which beeps at hazardous temperatures.

1 inch hose ? Don't remember that. 



Waitrose garden

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 07:56

I'd take a guess that you can order for instore pickup  from waitrose or maybe even get them to deliver to your door along with the rest of your shopping.

Good supplier + a national distribution network that sounds like a good partnership.


Posted: 03/04/2013 at 07:31

Good morning, looks like blue skys and the tree out my window isn't moving perfect. (hit - 2 last night not so good)

my hollyhocks raced to germinate around 24 hours ! Asters are not far behind. Amazing what a bit of soil heat will do. Herbs and chilli's are being stubborn as are my leeks.

Today I will be experimenting with solar heating and thermal syphoning. Using 30 metres of hose pipe a water container and a few nails. I don't need much hot water, enough to wash up or have a shave would be terrific.  Especially when i stop burning oil    

Patio paving design tool needed

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 07:12

That Tool is excellent, one to bookmark.

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Good Evening FORKERS

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