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Free fuchsias what to do now

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 16:54

I grow quite a lot of fuchsias, I would pick all the flowers of in the first year when they are at the plug stage, the plant needs its energy to make strong roots. Up to you though, just my opinion.

Check from time to time for the dreaded vine weevil, they love fuchsias.I would bring mine

in for the first year, just an unheated greenhouse or conservatory will do. do you have a plastic one. Or a cool bedroom windowsill

Makes you Wonder!

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:28

That is one super idea, now, who will come and help me make 500 wire cages for the bulbs and dig holes big enough to accommodate them? anyone holidaying in the West Country in September?

WEEDS

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:16

Neil Diamond, we have grown together, in years that is.

Pretty but tough plants to secure boundary

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:14

I have the very vicious Berberis around the oil tank, on the Police recommendation. Its grown to a nice 2ft 6 in about 2 years, They went in as bare root, but use small ones so you can keep them pinched out then they grow bushy right from the bottom, the red colour now, is really nice.

 

Do slug eat thru' carrier bags

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 09:09

If you put sacks down every 3ft you will catch just as many on each one, there seems to be millions this year, the warm winter and wet spring didn't kill any eggs or young ones off.

 

WEEDS

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:18

The actor in the avatar would certainly not be posting on GW forums!  A drool thread sounds good.

praying mantis in my lime tree

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:15

Lovely stick insect, do you live in Cornwall.

foxgloves

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:08

If they are plugs now, you are best not putting them in the ground till Spring, firstly because as small plants they will just get eaten by slugs, and they wont survive the winter.

Pot them up and keep in a frost free green house, or a cold frame with a couple of slug pellets. Just a couple does, you wont need a lot.

Problem viewing on Android tablet

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:00

Have you kept your updates going. I find the android tablet a pain in the bum.

I cant see what I am typing, the box is down behind the keyboard, one slight touch on something and you lose your comment, no private messages,terribly slow,  the ony good thing about is no booting up.

Its easy to take a pic and post in one go without having to load onto computer.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 15:42

I have just read this about sowing the Aconitum seed

SOWING ADVICE: FOR BEST RESULTS, SOW SEEDS AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE THEM IN A COOL PLACE ONTO A GOOD SOIL-BASED COMPOST. COVER THE SEEDS WITH FINE GRIT OR COMPOST TO APPROXIMATELY THEIR OWN DEPTH. THESE SEEDS CAN BE VERY SLOW INDEED TO GERMINATE, AND AS A RULE THEY WAIT FOR SPRING BEFORE EMERGING WHENEVER THEY ARE SOWN. PLEASE BE VERY PATIENT, AND DO NOT DISCARD THE SEED PAN, NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR GERMINATION TO OCCUR.

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