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which fuschias to lift

Posted: 05/11/2017 at 14:27
Rosa Glauca2 says:

If you want to leave them in the ground but would like to be on the safe side you could try this tip:

My parents planted their fuchsias out in a bed when they moved to a new house in Yorkshire.  As they were getting on in years, they couldn't deal with the idea of fetching them all in again for the winter and so they cut the tops down and covered the plants with a thick layer of fallen leaves.  They weighted these down with the tops from the fuchsias (or any twiggy material would do).  All of this was then removed in the spring and the fuchsias started to shoot again.

This was about 30 years ago and was successful every year.  I now live in the house and, because the fuchsias have been in the ground for so long I don't even have to bother with this process now. I continue to get a lovely display each year.

If your plants are small and set out individually, how about holding the leaves in place with an up-turned wire hanging basket or something similar?  Good luck!

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 Thank you, I shall try that. It is very heavy clay soil, so not the best for them over winter, but the prospect of digging thjem all up is quite offputting. I have found that dahlias that I've left in have all survived unlike many of those that I've lifted (despite following Monty's instructions!)

which fuschias to lift

Posted: 31/10/2017 at 10:24

I have a number of fuschia plants around our garden but only know the variety of one, which I bought as a hardy variety, and have no idea which of the others are hardy and can remain out over winter and which need to be lifted. I would rather not lift if possible.

Is there any easy way to identify plants that will not survive the winter outside?

Cutting back lawsoniana hedge

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 23:13

OK, that's what I feared.

Many thanks for your advice.

Cutting back lawsoniana hedge

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 18:36

I have recently moved into a property that has a 5' thick 9' high lawsoniana hedge that clearly hasn't been cut for quite some time. There is a new flower border just in front of it and the hedge keeps off the morning sun.

I want to cut the hedge right back to 5' hight and 3' width. Will it survive and sprout out again or would this kill it.

Talkback: How to plant brassicas

Posted: 10/04/2012 at 12:09
Is it too late to sow brassicas now?

Bamboo Dying

Posted: 07/04/2012 at 14:05
Well that certainly is encouraging; it seemed as if we were doomed to a bambooless garden. After your bamboo flowered did it all die the next year, as ours has done, or did you get leaves appearing on exising canes. In other words do you know if your new bamboo grew from seed, on existing canes or from the existing roots?

Bamboo Dying

Posted: 07/04/2012 at 14:04

Bamboo Dying

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 19:15

Thanks for that Emma. We do seem to have some seeds formed so may be able to persuade some to germinate.

Bamboo Dying

Posted: 19/03/2012 at 15:00

My father planted bamboo brought from his family home some 55 years ago. I do not know the variety. He and I have since split up clumps to make large barriers, borders and backdrops all of which have multiplied over the years. They represent a very significant part of the flora in our garden and wood.

Last year they all flowered and looked very poorly. I can see no new growth this year. Is that it? Am I just left with, probably several million, bamboo canes or will there be any regrowth from the root stock?

I've tried to upload an image of the bamboo but the GW uploader seems not to be operating at the moment!

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which fuschias to lift

identifying hardy from susceptible plants 
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Cutting back lawsoniana hedge

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Bamboo Dying

My Bamboo flowered last year and seems to be dying out. Is that it? 
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