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Fuchsia identification

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 14:00

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63713.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63709.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

I have inherited several fuchsias and would like to know their names and to know if they are hardy or not. I want to keep them through the winter if possible. The one above does not show the true colour. It is in fact a cream tube, pale salmon sepals and a deep ruby red petals. The buds are spherical not long.

The top one shows the colour correctly, with the cerise tube being as long as the purple petals.

I've looked on a few websites and can't find a photo to match them, but  thought someone on here may be a fuchsia expert.

 

 

 

Strictly 2014

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 12:12

I didn't think Steve did very well this week. Looked very awkward, and Jake hardly danced in hold at all, too much posturing for my liking. I thought the accompanying dancers made some routines look messy, and took our eyes from the celebs. But maybe I'm just being picky!

Garlic

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 23:16

Thank you GWRS, though I can't put bone meal down as the dog digs it up and eats it! Home made compost will have to do. It;s good stuff though, just like Monty's, soft, crumbly and sweet smelling.

Garlic

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 11:38

I'm just about to plant mine, but the space I have has been used before to plant garlic(2 years ago) . Will the soil need a good feed with my homemade compost before I do it. I know we should rotate crops, ideally.

Strictly 2014

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 11:25

I agree about the camera work, but not everyone wants to concentrate on the steps, only if they've done dancing themselves and know what should be happening to the feet. I'm one of those and get irritated when the dry ice masks the steps as well. But for the sake of the general public, I can see why the cameras look at the whole artistic effect.

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:59

Lest we forget. Beautiful!

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 23:11

Pansyface that reminded me of one I took a few years back of Ben Nevis on a sunny day.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63336.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63337.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Sharing my sandwich!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:11

'My husband and I'( as Queenie says) think the voting for shows like this and Xfactor should be for us to vote for the one we want to go home and not the one we want to stay. Because that would be fairer.

Winter Readings

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:52

I recommend Carol Klein's Life in a cottage garden. This is written like a diary as well. Great photos as well as tips and hints. You don't have to be into cottage style gardening to find it useful. It is £20 new but well worth it. You may find it cheaper in a charity shop like I did.£3 bargain!

Strictly 2014

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:42

I also watch their feet, as I used to compete in Ballroom and Latin in my youth. So I agree with Len's comments each week. Yes it's an entertainment prog but the dancing sometimes seems to come second place to the posturing and posing in my view.

I also agree with Panda, that the costumes detracted from the dancing.

And poor Anton! Does he get to choose a partner or do they pick the most awkward women for him?

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