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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???

Plant Identification please

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 14:13

I've been buying plants from the bargain corner again and need help with identifying them please. They are all in a hanging basket and I'm going to take them all out and pot them up individually

Pic 1 is in the centre of the basket, stands around 50cm tall and I've absolutely no idea at all what it is


 Pic 2 could the long leaved stripey one be a spider plant? The plant to the left has lovely heart shaped leaves???? 

Pic 3 at first I thought the variagated plant was a weigela but there is one or two few flowers which look suspiciously to me as fuschia flowers???? I was wondering if the almost black plant at the front is a sambucus????


 Any help with ID would be gratefully appreciated Thank you.

Flat green bugs on tomatos

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 07:57

Ok thank you...they can stay then 

Flat green bugs on tomatos

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 19:18

Here are a couple of photos of the bugs to help with identification. Thank you



Flat green bugs on tomatos

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 17:09

Over the past couple of days I've noticed some flat green bugs on my tomatoes (grown outside) I've done a little research and I think they could be Green Stink Bugs. I've only seen them on 1 particular tomato.

Are they good bugs or bad?

Is the friut still ok to eat?  


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 20:03

I do apologise if this subject has been covered over and over but I've looked for an answer to my quandary without sucess and would appreciate any help.

After watching this weeks GW I thought I'd have a go collecting my own seed. I've never done this before so please bare with me...I understand the very basics of collecting seed, or I thought I did until I actually put it into practice. Now I'm not so sure... 

I collected Malva seed but only picked the heads that were a light brown colour and seemed dry & crisp (I left the green moist pods in situ) The seed came out of the pods very easily and I've put them on a sheet of paper to dry out. 

I also collected Nigella seeds. On the whole plant there were only a few pale coloured, dry pods so I only took these. Some of the seeds are quite plump, green with black tips and these didn't come out of the pod so easily. Other seeds are significantly smaller, much dryer and are black. These came out of the pod very easily. 

Is what I've done right so far? As for the Nigella seed, which have most chance of being viable the small black ones or the plump green ones? Perhaps neither??????

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