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What do you do with soil from plant pots?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 23:38

I use it to pile on tender plants for the winter, doesnt matter that it has no goodness left, it will protect from frost.

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 23:30

It is nice Billie,, but just going off a bit now,that was taken a week ago, the tiny flowered ones are very tall and will bloom for a lot longer.


Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 23:04

I grow lots of fuchsias, do about 100 cuttings now, used to do more.

As yours has grown to 7ft in the garden its obviously a hardy, wait till you see new shoots on it in the Spring then chop the whole lot down to the ground, it will make more shoots from the ground still grow to 7ft tall but have many more flowers,  cover the ground around it with a big pile of coost, leaves or anything you have. They are toughies, ours are donkeys years old, in spite of Dartmoor winds and rain.

Follow the same method for any you everwinter in the greenhouse, they all respond the same.

Is it like this one, or has it got the tiny flowers?



Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:55

BuzzieB, maybe better now to set your seeds next late Spring/early summer, that way they will grow on through the summer and be big enough to plant out in Oct/Nov time. They will then flower the following Spring.

Edited to add, thats what works for me.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:03

They last longer against the house because of the wall. They are lime loving plants and like to have some concrete or rubble in the soil. I have very acid soil and give them a watering can full of lime water. Just once a year on planting.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:56

Thanks folks, dad always said that if she went first, he would be very soon after.

Liz and M, I dont think I will post on other sites, this thread is made for it. It does drag people down a bit, but if either of you want to pass message on, I dont mind. 

Well done with the smoking Lizzie, when I met my new OH and he asked me out, I told him right 

from the star

t that there are strict no smoking laws , he agree


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Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:29

Thanks Matty, smokers always justify their smoking by coming up with things like..grandad smoked till he was hundred and never had a days illness.

I am not prepared to take that risk, nor my children, although my DIL smokes, she has a heart complaint and now emphacema(spell).Son has very bad illness that affects his immune system, goes in every so often for intravenus steroids. He has stopped taking all his meds now.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:08

Very bright and warm here, OH home because I cant manage dreaded hospital wheelchairs.

No gardening for him, he's going off to do a job in a local churchyard.


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Posted: 10/10/2014 at 11:59

Not god news at all, too late to operate, doctor said smoking is the biggest cause, even though mum gave up at 40, which is 46 years ago, apparantly it still lingers in the bladder.

 They may offer radiotherapy if she wants it and the Macmillan nurses will call.

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Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:26

Mums biopsy results today.

Best wishes to mrs Fishy for Teusday

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