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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 00:36

 Pretty dahlia. My real star is my new border, only planted this spring from cuttings and seeds, used to be a conifer hedge.



another id thread

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 00:29

Definitely privet.

ID for this one

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 00:27

Try Curry plant Helichrysu

m Italicum

Gruesome Discovery

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 23:38

I found a blue tit in one of those once but manage to rescue it.

I dont like those feeders with the hole in the side, you can get them in plastic as well.

I have square plastic ones that the food just drops into a channel in the bottom, there is nowhere they can get trapped. They cost 7.99 for 3 and are filled with food, I think they are a good safe buy.

Slug and Snail slime

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 17:53

Would a thin surgical glove help?

To trim or not to trim

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 14:44
Verdun wrote (see)

Simply treat the head as you would a fuschia in the  ground.  

So,,either in autumn or in spring cut back hard to framework in the head

No leaves or shoots allowed on the trunk below the head..

Surley you would leave the leaves on until you have attained your height, if the leaves are stripped off before the top is out, surely the plant would die, or dont fuchsias need leaves to survive.

I think I must buy another book on this .

To trim or not to trim

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 22:52

Strange that you say that, I have 3 books that I learned about fuchsias, they all say that you leave all the leaves on the trunk, just remove the side shoots, then when its 3 inches taller than you want it, you then pick out the top. Removing side leaves is the last process.

In reply to the OP. I dont cut mine down until after overwintering, then just prune back a bit till its the shape you want,

They are a very forgiving plant, make sure you dont put it in a black pot, that will absorb heat and they like their roots cool.


Missing 38 Dahlias

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 18:32

Probably that is so, once the growing shoots of plants are gone, its hard for them to recover. Try digging one up and have a look at the state of the tuber and see if it had made any roots.

Dahlia Bishop's Children

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 15:50

I dont think I could leave mine out, they would probaly rot or the slugs would have them before i noticed them


Ivy! Around my tree

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 12:00

Its easy to pull up from the roots if you dont want to use weedkiller, then just keep eye out and nip it in the bud in future

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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extra nitrogen

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

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