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Posted: 14/09/2013 at 16:38

I got some begonia plug plants earlier this year and they were tiny. I nurtured them and potted them on as and when they needed it and much to my surprise they have been beautiful. Will these plants come up again next year? 

I also bought some begonia tubers (are they tubers or are they corms????) and they look like completely different plants, however I know I will need to take them out of the basket and store them over winter.

Please forgive my ignorance but will I need to do the same with the plug plants???? Will they have produced tubers/corms now or are they a different type of plant altogether???

Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 16:26

I had similar problems to you Guy (re not ripening) so a couple of weeks ago I took all the tomatoes off the plants, placed them in a big dish on a shelf in the kitchen and forgot about them and they began to ripen slowly but surely.  

barking dogs

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:56

Oh forgot to mention...we tried the hi pitched deterrant things to stop the cats coming into the garden. We're not sure they worked on the cats but they definately worked on our son and his friends  Apparently the older you get the less able you are to hear hi pitched sounds so the younger visitors to our house could hear it. So if they went anywhere near it they said the noise was awful so we felt it only fair to dispose of it after that 

barking dogs

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:50

We have a yappy westie next door to us and although the owners take it out regularly when they put it in the garden it barks constantly until they let it back in.

They let it out very early every morning and it's yaks & yaks & yaks all the time it is out. The promblem is amplified during the summer because obviously we have the windows open.

My OH is up at 5am every morning for work so at the weekend the last thing he wants is to be woken by the b****y dog. One sunday morning last year we were woken very early so OH shot out of bed and went round to ask them to bring the dog in or stop it from barking. The disgruntled neighbour said the dog only barks when there is someone out the back to which OH replied "yes us in our own garden".

In fairness they don't let the dog out so early now however it still barks all the time it is out. To make matters worse their son now plays the trumpet and is relegated to the conservatory to practice...and we thought we had problems with the dog barking!!!!!!! 


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 07:15

Yes you're probably right there nut so I'll collect the seed and give it a go in the spring.


Posted: 11/09/2013 at 07:12

Hi Sheila I'm certainly no expert but I do have quite a few fuchsia's mainly in pots and I just put them all together against the house wall over winter and they grow and flower year after year. I don't do anything with the ones that are in the ground except cut them back in the spring.  

I do know that there are hardy ones and not so hardy ones and I understand that the tender ones do need to be brought in during the colder months. There is a very informative fuchsia website which lists most of the fuchsia's my their name and says whether they are hardy or not. I'll have a search and see if I can leave the link for you. Or I'm sure the far more experienced posters here will let you know how hardy your plants are if you know their names.


Posted: 10/09/2013 at 22:36

Hmmm I'm curious now! Thank you nut 

Hollie hock I don't know for sure that they self seed, I just read it somewhere. I also saw a clip on youtube showing how to collect the seed and yes it's really tiny and plenty full too. Given that there's so much seed I would imagine that at least some of them must germinate around where they fall but hey what do I know???? 


Posted: 10/09/2013 at 21:38

I was given a packet of seed and grew them for the first time this year and they have been beautiful. 

I understand that they self seed anyway but I want to try collecting the seed. Do they come true or will I get varying colours? The flowers I've had are deep & paler pink, lilac & white.   

Plant Identification please

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 21:12

Thank you all again for the replies. I've repotted the plants & will just see what happens. I've even tried to be a bit clever and taken cuttings from the fuchsia...well nothing ventured and all that 

Plant Identification please

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 13:28

Thank you Paula & toonia for your replies. Are all the plants, except the spider plant, OK to be kept outside once I've potted them all on???

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