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Latest posts by Lyn

Leaky water butt

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 18:18

Will it not come off then because you can buy those taps, we have put then on any old container.

Christmas stuff in shop

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 18:07

So, hands up who buys what they are told they need? But then us women are all a bit stupid and gullible arent we

My mum was very pleased that a Christmas catalogue came a few weeks ago, they have bought my Chrismas present.

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 17:57

I think it may be Mrs Popple but not exactly sure, they have  been here for years, when my dad planted them,  been under 4ft of snow, blown about in gales, dad never put mulch on anything, it really is a toughy.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 12:58

I know I am sending root plants to Fishy and  Gran and plants and dahlia seeds to  Vic , but do I owe anybody seeds, I will be clearing them out soon. Brains not in gear very well but. I really want to keep up on this thread, I love it! (And all you lovely peeps as well)


Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 00:42

Fuchsias and viola/pansies are my favourite flowers, have just pricked out hundreds for next years bedding.

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 00:11

We have those enormous hedge ones here in the garden, there are some with a tiny very pale pink flower, tiny but loaded.

The others are the bog standard red/purple. Is it just a South West thing then, those hedge ones?

Those wild ones were the only ones that didnt get rusty this year.

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.

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