Lyn


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Fuchsia ?

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:48

Do  you which fuchsias they are Kath, not all are hardy, some are trailers, you don't want to put those In the ground, they will go in a hanging basket, or somewhere where you can put the pot up to show them off. You wouldn't put the ones with the giant flowers in the ground either. 


You never over pot a fuchsia, so if they are small rooted just put them in a pot just slightly bigger than the root ball, then pot on, still plenty of time to pinch out the tops to make them bushy,  a photo  would help.


Never put a fuchsia in a black pot, they like cool roots and black pots get too hot.


Don't  take too much notice of people that say certain shops are rubbish for plants, if it's good when you buy it and you give it what it needs, there's no reason for it to die. 

Is it safe to plant out runner beans started in the greenhouse?

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 09:52

I've only just sowed mine, will plant out after May, probably second week in June. 


I am planting out some perennials  today, annual bedding will go out at the end of the month unless we have another cold spell. So for me, too early. 

Identify bug

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 17:28

Scale insects, paint them with methylated spirits. 

Should I separate Ageratum ( Blue Mink)?

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 17:27

Separate them, each one is a individual plant. Next year you may find it better to sow your seeds in yogurt/rice pots, then you can grow more of a variety instead of 200 of one sort, you can grow 200 different sorts. That's what I do. 

Shade loving plants

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 14:34
Lyn says:

My border which is completely in the shade has Bergera, four  different Hebe, three geraniums, lots of Astrantia, Polemoniun, couple of Fucshia, some Day Lilies and  Monbretia, Astille, Geum, I'll go out and have a look later, see what else's is there.


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 Sorry that should have read  Bergenia! There are some nice Geraniums that are happy in full shade. I forgot about ferns, I don't like them much so haven't got any,

Shade loving plants

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 09:46

My border which is completely in the shade has Bergera, four  different Hebe, three geraniums, lots of Astrantia, Polemoniun, couple of Fucshia, some Day Lilies and  Monbretia, Astille, Geum, I'll go out and have a look later, see what else's is there.

Shade loving plants

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 23:57

If everyone just went out and bought a book on every gardening subject, we wouldnt have a forum!  Oh, what fun.


the reason people ask for advice on what will grow where, or any other gardening problem is that they want first hand experience, you don't get that in a book.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 19:11
Hostafan1 says:

DON'T GO TO BODMIN!!!!!!!


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 I didn't , I skirted round the edge,  creeping along at 30/40 mph, 7 miles of road works on the A30 for the fourth year running, and the whole of Bodmin town roads up! 


I was Cornwall bound. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 18:03

I've just come across Bodmin Moor and the rain was so heavy you couldn't see where the road was! 

Cleaning glass

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 18:41

We've just renovated ours, replaced some glass and pressure washed inside and out, very quick and it got between the overlaps easily as well. 

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