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Alstromarea

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 17:23

I've got Alstroemeria in pots and they have been outside for the last 4 years, I don't put them in a cold frame or greenhouse and they have flowered every year, I even had flowers on Christmas Day. Mine are still flowering.

Dahlias

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:45

Yes, I am still picking flowers and there are quite a few buds still to come. Thank you for your advise.

Dahlias

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 18:21

This is the first time I have grown Dahlias and mine are in the ground. Should I lift mine now or leave them until the first frost (I'm in Dorset). The gardeners world "what to do now" says after the first frost. I don't want to loose them as they have been just beautiful and I am now hooked on them.

Northern Ontario Canada snow

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 18:32

I live in Dorset UK and the council here go into panic mode when we have just a few flakes of snow. I don't think they would cope here if we had we had snow like that. Here is what we had coming back from Scotland in March, hardly anything at all compared to what you get Bil.

  

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Winter Dip

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:59

Thank you Brumbull. I have had to destroy a few plants which was just awful. I have got a Mrs Popple and I have only seen it on a few stems, I have had that plant since 1997. I have Googled it and found out that very cold weather can destroy the bug so I am hoping Mrs Popple will be ok as it is hardy and I leave it outside in the winter. I am still going to use your hot dip though.

Winter Dip

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:27

This sounds a great idea Brumbull. I have quite a lot of Fuchsias and I noticed that a couple had got Fuchsia Gall Mite quite badly. I am going to use  your method with Jeyes Fluid. I also use Jeyes Fluid to spray around the garden, it keeps the cats out they seem to hate the smell.

A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 18:39

Thanks for that sue, brilliant site. I have saved it too.

Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 18:46

I have a Salvia Hot Lips and mine is in the ground, I've had it for 3 years. I bought it at the Eden Project in Cornwall. I cut it back every Spring then just leave it to do its job. It is still flowering now. If I were you, I would get it out of the pot and plant it in the ground then just sit back and enjoy.

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Talkback: Autumn harvests

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 18:50
This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with one I have made marrow and ginger jam. Never done that before either but it is delicious. I have got a bumper crop of tomatoes too so I am going to have a go at making tomato chutney.

Fuchsias

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 17:33

Hi sheila, here is a link to a Fuchsia site and it should give you all the info you need for Fuchsias. I love my Fuchsias' but had to dispose of a few as they got Fuchsia Gall Mite, the Fuchsias' I still have  seem to be free of this nasty disease, thank goodness.

http://www.fuchsiaflower.co.uk/cuttingspage.htm

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