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Latest posts by donutsmrs

Storing Fucshias

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 18:13

I've got quite a few Fuchsias and over winter mine in a heated greenhouse, the tempreture is is kept above freezing. I let the leaves yellow and then remove them and any dead flowers. I do cut them back slightly and water them sparingly over the winter so that the compost doesnt completly dry out. If the winter is really cold I put fleece over them as well. Mine are now all in the greenhouse for the winter. I have started two new standards this year, I just love them, they are such a joy to grow and so easy to take cuttings to get new plants.

Talkback: Autumn foliage favourites

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 18:02
I really love the Autumn, such beautiful colour. I still have Fuchsias in flower and I purchased some lovely chrysanthemums from Lidl just the other day and they are looking really lovely. And you are righ lovetogarden, it does get better every day.

Exhibition vases

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 17:43

Hi Try this web site they are in Holland. They do do vases and there is an email address to contact them. I do know the shop next door to them deals in a lot more in vases but I afraid I can't remember the name. I have been there and it is a fantasic shop. I know its not in this country but I hope this helps.

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 17:27

I agree with jo4eyes, I do exactly the same. Mine are in two large pots and really do well. I have had them for about ten years and they flower every year.


Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:12

Nigel wasn't on GW again last night. Oh Monty, I do hope he is ok, please let us know. Great programe last night.


Posted: 12/10/2012 at 18:57

Its not fair, I want some.

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 18:54
After seeing these on Gardeners World last week, I would really love to have a go at growing these. They look so pretty and delicate dancing about in the breeze. I will be honest, I haven't really given them a lot of thought before, but after seeing them on GW I would love them in my garden.


Posted: 07/10/2012 at 18:49

Nigel should have his own blog. yeah!! go Nige,l we love you

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 18:36

Another busy day in the garden. Planted 30 Polyanthus plants into the garden today plus 20 Hyacinths. All my fuchias are now in, though I do bring some out during the day for the bees, they love them. I can't help it, I'm just a softy.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 18:16

I have spent all day in the garden. Put the bubble plastic up in the greenhouses today and I've put some of my fucshias in for the winter, pulled the sweetpeas down (they were rubbish this year). The weather has been really sunny today  and hopefully tomorrow will be the same so got to make the most of the good weather. Just spent the last couple of hours looking at seeds to buy (on ebay), some are really reasonably priced and not such high postage as T & M and Unwins either.

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