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brinstow

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:08

Someone gave me a huge one  and it bloomed like mad every year when it was in a northerly facing window. But as it got bigger I had to move it to the landing, by a skylight, and I'm lucky if I get one flower each year now. It must be temperamental, but someone told me they like it shady. Am I wrong?

autumn colour

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 16:49

Green Magpie, do you know the name of the red acer please. I had one just like that and lost it a few years ago. Would love to replace it but mine was given to me without the label, so I've no idea what it is. I would be grateful. Thanks, and anyone else who has one that bright red may be able to advise me.

Photos hiding text

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 16:44

Anyone know why when I look up the details of a plant, that sometimes the photo covers up the text and also the scrapbook icon. As I buy new plants I like to read about them and add them to my scrapbook, but I can't do that sometimes as a fabulous photo hides it all!

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 19:26

My cat is always in the garden when I am. Sometimes helping.....???

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15244.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 Maybe she was warming up the soil?

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 19:00

Our rescue jack russel/beagle cross was named Woody at the pound as he was happiest when he was chewing up a stick. Our cat, also from a rescue centre we called Dusty- short for Dusty Bin as she was a tiny kitten found tied up in a black plastic dustbin sack! She used to get called Dusty bin-Laden every time she bought home a dead body, but she doesn't do that so much now she's 12.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/15238.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

Wintering Fuchsias

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 11:35

Thats what worries me. Even if I put them in the ground I'll have a job to find a patch that doesn't get flooded in the winter. So pots in the greenhouse this year I think. Lots of bubblewrap and fleece.

Wintering Fuchsias

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 21:06

Thank you I'll try that and in the mean time I'll find 3 spaces in the borders.

Wintering Fuchsias

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 20:37

I've never grown fuchsias before but someone bought me 3 large plants for my birthday in July. They have flowered their socks off, and I am now a big fan. I've had them in large pots on the patio, and wondered if I can leave them like that through the winter. I should say that they were all labelled as hardy: Tom Thumb, Genii, and Delta's Sarah. I would hate to lose them. Would a cold greenhouse be enough protection or should I find spaces in the borders?

Poisonous

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 20:19

This looks a bit like my cotoneaster lacteus leaf, which does have berries like this, but not until later, usually December. I suppose it depends on where this message comes from. I have looked it up and I see that the berries are mildly toxic, but for a small child could be dangerous.

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 20:03

Just read all these comments and I'm astounded how many plants people hate! I can't think of a single one that I dislike that much, as most plants are great in the right place. Admittedly I don't enjoy having thorns in fingers but it would not stop me from buying roses, and although I have not got a Berberis, my neighbour has and I admire the colour when in full bloom. As a florist I look at plants differently, especially foliage plants. Even Aucuba and the dreaded conifer can look fantastic in the right arrangement. I'm sure people have learnt to dislike plants that are difficult to  control, but it's sad to rule them out totally. Grow some in a pot where you can restrict their size.

And as a final word, just stop and take a really close look at one of those hated flowers. It's miraculous how perfectly the petals are formed into the flowers; each one a masterpiece!

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