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Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:07

I've used to grow fuchsias more than I do now - a neighbour showed his quite successfully.  We lived in a rural area where there was a great deal of wild willowherb around.

He always said that fuchsia rust was a hygiene problem - remove affected leaves, clear away all fallen leaves and burn them.  Make sure the plant wasn't too congested by thinning the centre much as you do for gooseberries. 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 08:00
Verdun wrote (see)

....We need to consider how we will benefit and not dwell on posible negatives.  ....

And you've spoken about others having their heads in the sand???

And Punkdoc is right - the Official Policy of HM Government is to remain in the EU - it says so on their website

Also, we do have control of our own borders at the moment.  The UK is not part of the Schengen area. 

Norway is not part of the EU but has negotiated a trade agreement - the primary condition of that trade agreement is that Norway had to become part of the Schengen area in order to trade with the EU. 

If we left and wanted to trade with the EU we would have to do the same so our control over our own border security would be reduced. 


HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 06:58

Those cosmos sound amazing Pat


Posted: 10/04/2016 at 06:56

Hi DiSteve

You should find everything you need to know here ...

Hope that helps.

Let us know how you get on

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Posted: 10/04/2016 at 06:41

Good morning all   G'day Pat if you're around

I've just put the tomato seedlings back in the little greenhouse - there's a layer of frost on the roof, but the sun is shining on it now so it'll soon warm up, and we need the dining table back again

Bedding Plants

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:49

Hi Jase and welcome

It would be really helpful if you could post a photo or two of the bed so we can help you decide on your options.

To post a photo you can either click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post - or put them on a photo-hosting website and post the link.

It'll also help us to help you if you tell us whereabouts roughly you live, the way the garden faces (N,S,E or W) and a description of the soil.

And a 'technical' point to help - the term 'bedding plants' means the sort of flowering plants you buy from the garden centre and plant out in beds and tubs and hanging baskets just for the summer and then pull them up and put them on the compost heap when the winter arrives.  

So if you've been looking at 'bedding plants' that's why you've not found the sort of thing you've very wisely decided that you want for your garden.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 18:26
4thPanda wrote (see)


OH and I had a trip out today.... and I bought some new scaffolding   ..... No pics taken ...

I should hope not!!!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 18:22

Welcome to the board CRO  

As the others have suggested - a new thread and some photos will be brilliant - looking forward to seeing your new garden.

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Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:55
WonkyWomble wrote (see)

.... his father bought me a lovely bee friendly shrub with tiny blue flowers that I can't remember the name of right now 

It's a ceanothus isn't it?


Right, off to visit Ma - see you later folks!  Have a good day!


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 10:43

Yes, mine are in the little greenhouse during the day and on the dining table at night

Just have to remember to bring them in ................

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