Susy B

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Storing Fucshias

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 19:22

Kate, Jean is spot on explaining how to grow Fuchsia standards, it may sound a bit daunting but have a go, it is quite easy but patience is needed.                                    

Maureen, I also have brought a Brugmansia inside ( it is still full of flowers)  I only prune to keep it in shape, any prunings I use as cuttings which root very easily  .


Posted: 22/10/2012 at 17:57

I cut off all dead flowers and leaves also any very large leaves to make the plants manageable, then water sparingly, just enough to keep them ticking over. They are kept in an unheated conservatory all year round. Come spring I re-pot them splitting large clumps up, also I use leaves for cuttings by cutting out the central rib and placing cut edges into the compost, generally new plants form from the veins. Hope this doesn't sound too complicated. Good luck Maurice 

Do you have to have pick out points...

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 21:14

Hi Gardeningfantic, if you prefer informal borders how about a hot border one side and a cool one the other side. Perhaps you could draw the designs on paper first.

Talkback: Where have all the hedgehogs gone?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 19:12

A couple of weeks ago we found a half grown hedgehog in the morning when opening the curtains, so we fetched it in the kitchen, put it in a box with a warm hot water bottle, as instructed by the local Wildlife Rescue lady. When it warmed up a little we gave it water ( have a photo on mobile but don't know how to transfer it ) later I took it to the rescue centre and am hoping it has survived 

Can you give me some advice on Passion Flowers?

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 19:56

I have a passion flower which grows 20feet horizontally under the windows and onto the porch, I cut back all the side shoots when it has finished flowering. It is planted against a south facing wall, it is never fed or watered and blooms from spring until December, at peak flowering time it has dozens of blooms per day.  Hope this is helpful 

New Garden, need help to design

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 17:39

Hi Frozz, you certainly have some work on there but I wouldn't be in a rush to do anything permanently, observe where the sun falls throughout winter and summer. Seating areas will be important depending on wether you like sun or shade. Good luck

Spammers are back :- (

Posted: 09/10/2012 at 17:25

Thanks everyone for the info on spammers, I don't understand it at all, am not too good with computers.   

Sanbucus Black Lace

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 19:50

HI Polly, Sambucus can grow to 6-8 feet in a year so need a reasonable space but I prune it right down in spring which keeps it managable. The foliage is attractive but I never realised the flowers were fragrant as I don't have a sense of smell. how I am missing out.

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 19:03

Another beautiful day, visited friends for coffee at the National Arboretum instead of gardening, very pleasant 

Am I posting too much?

Posted: 06/10/2012 at 19:31

I too have been taking fuchsias inside, found the dreaded vine weevil grubs, but have taken cuttings before disposing of the plants. Now sitting with feet up and glass of red to hand. Hoping for another sunny day again tomorrow so can continue. Happy gardening to everyone                         

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