Posted: 12/02/2016 at 20:19
I was forced into 'bonsai-ing' my 8' hardy fuchsia "Lady Boothby" after Storm Imogen paid a call! Still in full leaf & with new blooms forming, such a shame really. However plus-side is that Mrs M now has deep red vase of cuttings material which will hardly open for Valentine's Day, but will certainly be opened up in time for our joint birthday on March 4th!! Have a Hippostraea coming into bud (two stems), so with 'storm orphan' daffodils from the garden the place is looking quite cosily decorated!!!
Other outdoor action was to prepare ground for Broad Beans, using Wilco CM pellets. Seed is started in troughs in unheated greenhouse as defence against pigeons, slugs, cats & jackdaws!!
Fuschia: "Lady Boothby"