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Fuschias with very few flowers

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 10:32

I am also relieved that I am not the only one. Thought I had lost my touch. . I believe that they wre originally an Andean plant (from the lower slopes) so I suppose this summer was not to thier taste

Fuschias with very few flowers

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 16:33

Same here too. I have them in Pots, Hanging Baskets and direct in the ground. I thought I had fed them too well as they have made loads of growth but few flowers. Only problem with that theory is that the ones in the ground did not get fed and they are the same. I have grown them for many years and never had a year like it. Mostly grown in dappled shade which they usually love. Thinking of ditching them and buying fresh stock next year. Should I?

Busy Lizzie

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 11:49

If they are the standrd Busy Lizzies. i.e.not New Guinea Hybrids you will might find that eventually they will succumb to downy mildew which, according to the professionals, has become endemic. For your sake I hope they dont. My local nursreyman has stopped selling them as he had so many complaints. I only grow the New Guinea Hybrids now as they do not suffer the same problem.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 11:05

I have just joined this forum having Googled 'Rubbish Compost' and found this. I have just brought a 120 Litre of B&Q Verve and, like everybody else found it is rubbish. It is of exactly the same consistency as the composted green waste the Couincil sell. The B&Q stuff doesnt seem so bad as the Miracle Grow c--p I brought earlier this year. I potted on some New Guinea Buzy Lizzies and they are not doing well and I thought it was me. Thanks everyone. I now know it is the Miracle Grow that is the problem. If the BBC Gardeners World programme was more practically minded rather than entertainment for Garden Design for people with huge gardens surely this problem would have been highlighted. What about 'Watchdog' has anybody comp[lained to them?

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