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Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:35

I'll be quite happy with 2 hard frosts and no snow just like we had last year.

Fuchsias are at their best now aren't they. I have some as lodgers, looking after them  for a friend, lovely.

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:11

Hi Jack

We had a very mild winter last year and 2 of my fuchsias didn't die back. Mostly they do and you can cut them back to the ground in spring

over winter succulent

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:35

Which succulent is it?

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:34

Thanks folks  I'm sure it will be a great day

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:20

With the nails and the gardening boots I intend to wear I may be chucked out

I'll be watching everything chicky

Help

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:17

1. might be a viburnum as well, possibly lantana, wayfaring tree

Help

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:02

I think 2 and 3 are Viburnum opulus, guelder rose

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:38

I can't get the fingernails to look clean. Is that going to embarrass anyone?

 

New Garden, New Soil

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 18:14

Hi Dudley

Steer clear of the obvious acid lovers like rhodos and azaleas and some of the heathers. My soil isn't chalk but it's very alkaline and I find skimmias and chaenomeles get an unhealthy yellow look to them so I avoid those.

Muck is good for soil whatever sort it is.

See what looks healthy in neighbouring gardens. google plants for chalky gardens and several nurseries have lists.

Celebrate the chalk, don't try and grow things that just about survive

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