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Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 16:54

I have noticed this on some of my Fuchsias, I have a feeling its Gall mite. What can I do? I don't want to loose my plants as some of them I have had a long time. Is it transfered plant to plant? I have looked this up and some say cut it out others say to distroy the plants. Any advise would greatly received. Thank you




Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:47

Thank you Singy, I don't know their names my husband got them from a car boot sale.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:39

I just wanted to share my lovely Dahlias with you. This is the first year that I have grown them and I am so pleased with them.  I will be growing them again next year.



Posted: 23/08/2013 at 17:56

I have grown Dahlias for the first time this year and I am very pleased with them. My husband got them from a car boot sale. I will defiinitely be growing them again.





Posted: 19/08/2013 at 18:39

I always ropot mine in the spring just as they are starting to grow again. By this time I have cut them back so they are more managable when removing them from the pot. All my Fuchsias are in pots and some of them I have had for a very long time, hardy as well as tender ones.


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 17:59

I have asked before on the forum about keeping cats out of the garden. I have done the Jeyes Fluid and that does seem to keep them out, well all but one little black and white cat who comes in nearly everyday to have a drink out of my small pond. He then sits and admires my garden for while then he is gone. It is what cats do and I don't think any law will be able to stop it. It will be a waste of tax payers money, Jeyes Fluid is a lot cheaper.


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 18:04

I agree, a brilliant series. I'm with you Fairygirl, no loud music, no shouting it is bliss. Why does everything have to be so loud these days? 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 17:58

This is my star in the garden at the moment, Pot Marigold. They are all looking wonderful right now and such a vibrant colour.


Tomato experiment

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 15:25

I am growing my tomatoes in Auto Pots this year. I have put a membrane in the bottom of each pot and filled the pots with compost and planted the toms into it. It is keeping them well watered and all my plants are growing really well, as you can see. There is no chance of them drying out because water its fed into the tray all the time. It only lets in the right amount of water they require, it doesn't flood them to drowning point. The water comes from the water butts.

 All my Fuchsias are also in these pots and they are thriving. My Fuchsias were already in pots and I have just stood these pots into the Auto Pot.


RSPB Swift Count

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

I have just had an email from the RSPB and I have now successfully submitted my swift count. The questions asked are always the same. The swifts usually depart  the beginning of August, i always keep a note in my diary and last year they were gone by  August 12th. 

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