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Orange and White fuschias

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 10:49

Thank you both . 


Orange and White fuschias

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 00:43

hello, I recently went to Wisley and saw two beautiful varieties of fuschia, which were orange and white. I couldn't find them in the plant shop there and wondered if anyone could name any variety of fuschia which have white and orange/ coral flowers? 

I would be most grateful. Thankyou.

What kind of garden injuries have you had

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 01:20

I fell face first into a patch of stinging nettles whilst trying to pull the damn thing up! Note to self...don't clear nettles wearing shorts and vest t shirt! Thank goodness for my aloe Vera plant in the kitchen! My face swelled up like a balloon!


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 13:08

Certainly did! Thanks BLT. 


Posted: 21/07/2015 at 13:33

The beekeeper is here as we speak, I will chat to him and let you all know the outcome, thankyou all for your input. Incidentally, we had a BBQ here on sat and no one was stung, they didn't even come round this part of the garden despite there being pimms and jam cream tea! So hopefully it was just a passing phase. 


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:07

Somapop, try contacting your local beekeping society, that's how I got our hives. The beekeper was only too pleased to be able to gather all his hives and put them in the one plot. We get the benefit of the pollination and also a proportion of the honey! Result all round except the stinging incident, but hopefully that has now passed.


Posted: 20/07/2015 at 18:03

The bees are not wild, I have a beekeeper that comes in to look after them. He has noticed that they have been more feisty of late, although they do seem to have calmed down a bit now the weather has cooled. He is bringing a master beekeeper with him to investigate . So hopefully it's just a blip. 


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 00:14

Hi, we've had five hives in our garden for about a yr, with no problems. Recently they have become aggressive without being threatened, both my husband and I have been literally chased by bees and stung whilst going about our normal business...and not near the hives. i reacted quite badly to a sting and now 3 other family members have been stung over the last 2 weeks. Is it the hot weather? I'm concerned that if we have guests they will be  divebombed as we have . Can anyone help? Is this just a phase that will pass?

Thorns stuck in fingers

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 01:54

If you use mag sulph paste....slather on liberally and cover with a dressing...repeat every couple of days. This helps draw out spines...also immerse  hands in as warm a water as poss first before applying the paste and dressing. Hope this helps. 

Help identifying please?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 01:42

I think it's a skimmia


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