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when to take fuschia cuttings

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:45

@gold1locks.. that is great.. i tend to end up with loads.. so sell extra off. so far i have made enough to do my gardening for free..

thou at the moment i have a huge pile up of plants waiting to go inthe new borders we are laking next year..


Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:41

i am afraid where i live near a railway line.. rats are a common problem.. so we got an air rifle.. it sorts them out.. have to keep on top of them..


Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:37

if nigel is not well then maybe we should leave monty alone to deal with it.. most of us are all to aware of how they become part of the family and it is hard to deal with when they are ill.. maybe it is just to upsetting for Monty to talk about..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:34

it started off raining but by 10am it has turned out sunny and blue skies.. but has a cold wind to it.. been in greenhouse potting up some seedlings..

Do you have to have pick out points...

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:32

sorry excuse the spelling.. clicked before did spell check...

Do you have to have pick out points...

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 15:31

Hi everyone.. we are in the process of relaying our garden path and i am having borders down each side and some spreading out to incorporate the other ones i have..

I have looked up adn read many articles about this and some say you should have the same plant at measured points all the way up to keep it all tied in.. some say you dont.. do i have to have the same planting each side or can it be different..

I am at a point of being totally confused as which is best.. i have no real formality to my garden and cant decide if no structured formality is better or will look silly..

i try to go for more natural look and let plants seed themselves where ever normally in othe beds.. but i am not sure about the path..

to add some height (and as to windy for trees).. we are having a large wooden hexeganal pergula?? 2 thirds down the path for interest and wish to incorporate this in with borders with the path running through it..

any ideas on what would look good?

Anyone dismantled and moved a greenhouse before??

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:26

sorry let the base go right off..

Anyone dismantled and moved a greenhouse before??

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:25

obelix that is what we did.. just took glass out and move the whole frame work.. got some mates round.. did bar-b-que for them and got concrete base down by 10am first day and moved frame following day.. didnt put glass in until net weekend thou as had to clean it all and get new clips for it.. and let the case go right off because of the weight.


Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:21

my bowles mauve is now 4 years old and still going strong.. i dead head as soon as hte flowers have gone half way up the stem.. i cut back a bit each year down to the thrid bud up.. to stop getting woody. and then i use them as cuttings.. i have found between jan and june is best time for these..

i also have a stars and stripe variegated pink/red one.. an apricot one which i love.. it is mixed apricot pink and orange.. gorgeous.. these not so tough as bowles one thou.. so take cuttings each year..

i also grown my own wallflowers this year instead of buying them.. saved last years seed and i now have loads of plants.. so many i am selling them up top garden in 9cm for 25p each.. going well they are..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 13:15

today is gorgeous.. blue skies white fully clouds and sunshine.. got two loads of washing out.. yeserday heavy rain all day and wednesday was like today..  hope it stays dry as want to cut the grass this weekend it is now 4 ins long with all teh rain and sun keep getting..

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