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cuttings

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:24

I'd go for it - they'll either strike for you or they won't, and if they don't I'd assume your 'permission' carries forward to next year and you can have another go 

Staking standard fuchsias and the like

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:22

I see.  It is harder to get the 'trunk' close to the cane that way 

cuttings

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:21

I don't disturb rose cuttings for about 12 months - I just leave them outside in a shady corner and look for new growth the following spring/summer.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:19

Good morning KEF 

Bright sunshine and white fluffies here now but strong gusty wind and heavy rain overnight - had to get up to shut the big windows about 3am, some pots blown over outside have been straightened up now.  At least the butts are full and the lawns have been watered.

We're going to make a definite decision on tomorrow's Beth Chatto trip this afternoon - forecast is for heavy rain ................ 

Staking standard fuchsias and the like

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 07:11

I've not grown a standard fuchsia for years, but I used to use a sturdy 'extra thick' single  bamboo cane (tomato cane size) - using garden raffia in a figure eight to tie the plant to the cane, but I'd tie all the way up about every six to eight inches to keep it straight.

I'd start off with the tall cane and the cutting together, rather than change a smaller cane for a bigger one - that way you avoid damaging the roots when replacing the cane with a bigger one. 

Our Silent Fliers.

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 06:59

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55859.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 I've seen more Red Admirals in Norfolk this year than for several years past. 

Would members be interested?

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 06:47

Mike - stop being ridiculous - no one is laughing at you - you started a thread about sharing information, several people agreed that it would be a good idea, other people contributed, sharing information that they have come across.  Along the way there was a little humour which you also joined in as that is the nature of this forum.  

If you want to keep a thread just for you to post stuff on then you're on the wrong forum - this one doesn't work like that - threads are conversations which people join in if they're interested.

The tone of your post is totally unwarranted - I just hope that the kindness and big-heartedness of posters on this forum, which you have experienced in the past, will remember what you've told us of your difficulties and ignore the pettiness.

A 'Plant ID' forum topic

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 06:33

Hi Bluefingers

We often try to help ID plants - just start a thread asking for an ID and post a few pictures of the plant in question, showing whole plant from the side, leaves, stem, flowers etc. Size is also helpful.

To post a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where yo type your post and follow the instructions to upload a picture from your pc.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 06:29

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55858.jpg?width=174&height=290&mode=max

 Morning everyone - rain's stopped, wind's died down, Spike's taken Verdun for a walk on the Towans, the dishwasher is loaded and all the empties are in the bin.

Let me know when you want breakfast - but better be quiet - I think KEF and Pdoc may have headaches 

Lily - I still feel as if I'm on holiday 

A Day Out

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 06:20

Of course, PF's strange experience  may just have been one of those odd forum blips - sometimes it can throw a wobbly and do something odd, or you cursor can linger too long over something that you've not noticed.  

I can't think of a way that anyone can object to something that you've not actually posted and submitted - after all, it's not been uploaded to the forum until you click on submit. 

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