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Last years fuchsias and bizzie lizzies

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 18:48

Thanks Lyn, i've made up a new basket with them, squeezed a lot in, i'll see how it goes! As for the Bizzie Lizzie (r is it Busy Lizzie), it says on the packaging produced in UK for Aldi, thought the plants may have come from Germany, so someone prob still growing them in UK to sell, i'll see what happens to it. 

Last years fuchsias and bizzie lizzies

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 12:42

A little advice please. Can I cut back the roots of last years fuschias and fill with fresh compost, as they have come through the winter, i'd like to put more 'basket' plants in with them. I do have some new small fuschia plants, a Thompson and Morgan offer but these r v small.

Also I bought 6 'basket' plants from Aldi, one being a bizzie lizzie, is this likely to die from the disease which has killed them all off in the past, shud I risk it? If its likely to die i'll prob take it back to them and tell them they shouldn't be selling them and swap it.

Best butterfly plants

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:01

Can I second everything that daintiness has just said, ive seen seeds available on internet, think there's a few different plants, orange, pink ones etc, which do we get? R cud it become to invasive?


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:55

Hi Orchid, wont shout, I was just ready to post what i'd written and then my finger slipped and I lost it, keep doing that, so i have to type it again. seen the photos, ta. When r u going Lakes? have u visited Holehird gardens near Windermere village? its run by volunteers of Lakeland horticultural society, theres no entrance fee but ask for a donation, dont know if they ever lock the doors but weve been after reception is closed at 5pm and the electronic doors let u in, on website it says open till dusk, worth a visit any time of year, a lot of alpines, sometimes plants for sale.

   Another garden programme on tv on tues, BBC2, Allotment Challenge, in place of the sewing programme, wud never have thought a sewing prog wud b so enjoyable.

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:43

Yeah the bowles mauve is getting big, hoping its stopped growing now


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:34

Good morning, u do know the Fylde coast well Orchid, I was impressed with what they have dun with Cleveleys along the front when we first saw it few years ago, I keep saying i'll take my bike and have a ride. Saw the thread with the map last night, better move, off to the Lakes, Bye

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:08

cotty just read ur post again, u've put plastic bags over, r they in a greenhouse? shud I just leave them outside? I have taken a few cuttings before

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:04

I have a wonderful big bowles mauve which has flowers on it winter and summer, think i'll take cuttings from it to give to friends and family, have u taken them before cotty? How have u taken them? softwood and covered with plastic?  I have some penstemon as well, i'll do those at same time


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:26

Hi Orchid, Didnt get to look around farm shop as we had been in 2hrs by then. Indian restaurant we went in was called Akash, Topping St, we were gonna go to Wah Wahs but then OH said he had been to this Indian last year with his brother, not much to look at inside but decent meal.

We have been to a Chinese in Fleetwood a couple of times, we sometimes visit Cleveleys and Lytham, saw a pear tree in someones front garden in Lytham, full of pears, it made me buy a pear tree just over a year ago, i'll see what happens! I wouldnt mind moving in a few years and living near to the coast instead of just visiting .


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:30

Hi Orchid Lady, so u live near Blackpool? Knew someone did but wasnt sure who. Yeah went to BG, first time i've visited the new one, now 6yrs old, sum lovely plants and sum not too expensive. Then we went for a walk around Skippool Creek, been before, unusual place, then a little walk around Fleetwood, never many people about there and finally Blackpool and had a curry which was v nice. It was colder than I expected in the evening, bracing! But its Blackpool! May visit the Lakes tom and have a little walk in the fells.


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Last years fuchsias and bizzie lizzies

Whats the best thing to do with last years giant fuschias? 
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Yellowing lawn

Lawn sown last year going very yellow 
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