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Fuschia shrub

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:03

I think I'd cut it hard back close to the base and give it a feed of Fish Blood and Bone and a thick mulch of good compost and/or well-rotted farmyard manure.  I'd have done it about a month ago really, but it'll be fine to do it now. 

I'd also take lots of cuttings. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:57

Hello folks - we're back  

I just typed a long post with all the info about our trip,  my plant purchases  and gifts from Nut  and the lovely time we had looking around her garden and the delicious lunch she'd prepared for us - but it all disappeared into the ether and I'm too tired to type it again now - I'll tell you all about it in the morning 

Can anyone please identify this plant/weed?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:23

I'm pretty sure it's the Common Field Speedwell, known to us when children as 'Bird's Eye' because of it's pretty blue flowers.  It's a common weed of cultivated soil - frequent use of the hoe to remove seedlings will deal with it. 

Anyone planted out their sweet pea seedlings?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:24

Have you hardened them off?  If so they won't be damaged by frost if you plant them out now 

Clematis

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 14:23

I have had the lovely double greenish-white blooms in the past - I planted a new DofE last 18 months ago and had a couple of smallish blooms last year - this year it's smaller than the other clematis planted at that time, but it looks healthy.  

I've found that sometimes it sends up a lot of fresh sappy growth and then some of this collapses overnight - not Clematis Wilt as it's only the top part of the growth that collapses, and only on one 'branch' - if that happens don't panic, I've found that the rest of the plant carries on regardless.  

It's more of a tortoise than a hare, but a very beautiful tortoise 

Hydrangea Magical Amethyst

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 13:15

Hi Jacqui 

Can you tell us a bit more - where did you plant it, what is the soil like, does that spot get sun, shade etc and what sort of weather have you been having since you planted it?

Also, if you could show us a photo that'd be really helpful - to post a picture on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Strawberry Spinach?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 13:08

Never tried it myself although I know someone who grew it but wasn't bowled over by it - info here http://blog.smartgardener.com/plant-profiles/strawberry-spinach 

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:38

The F1 gets the TV coverage it does because of the sponsorship - companies pay vast amounts of money to get their logos on TV - consequently huge events can be staged, paid for by the sponsors, and it costs the TV companies relatively little to film and commentate about it.  

If gardening shows were sponsored by the likes of Martini, Vodafone and the like they'd be on our TVs 7 days a week 

Mankind and trees

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:10


I'd love to read about your time at Oxleas Woods Mike 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:37

I've found a Prunus hillieri Spire at Ashridge,  http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/standard-large-trees/trees-for-small-gardens/cherry-prunus-spire  

but not a Prunus cerasifera oakville Crimson Spire  

Can you let us have the link please Skodaboy67 

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