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Posted: Today at 22:21

I notice that Hello Forkers thread is still on part one and it is up to  59,068 posts 

Intl. Garden Photographer of the Year Competition Winners.

Posted: Today at 21:35

All the more reason to get my watercolours out again 

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: Today at 21:32

Oops sammymummy I see you are in Surrey -  I`ll put a bet on your plants being fine 

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: Today at 21:29

Verdun,  I am more than happy for you to be my PA - have always wanted one of those  ......just hope you have your water wings to hand - it has been a bit windy here, but fairly dry today    hope you are on high ground and not too near the sea.

Peanuts, if you keep on trying with your seeds, you will learn as you go, and it is so rewarding once you`ve "cracked it"

Sammymummy,  there is a good chance that your perennials will be ok as long as the ground was not frozen when you planted them.  I wonder which part of the country you are in?    It has been warm in the South East.  Lots of those plants will seem to disappear until Spring arrives - then lets hope they all do you proud 


Posted: Today at 00:07

I have wondered if your plant is suffering from waterlogging, which is why I asked about clay.   

If this was mine, I would cut it down now to 6 inches from the ground.  I know this seems extreme, and lots of gardeners would not agree, but I have a lot of mahonia on my patch, and I learned this from the nursery where I worked for years.

Once you have taken all the top off, dig the whole root out and have a look at it carefully.  If all seems well, but if it is very wet, I suggest you improve the soil there with some rotted manure, or pelleted muck from the gc and add some sharp sand or grit for drainage, and replant it.  



Posted: Yesterday at 23:49

To be honest GD2 fuchsias are SO easy to grow from cuttings, and I imagine these are 10 of the same variety, I would probably look to buy one well established parent plant locally and propagate it myself.

Intl. Garden Photographer of the Year Competition Winners.

Posted: Yesterday at 23:43

Wonderful ...thank you so much Alan for sharing,  makes me want to get my watercolours out again.

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: Yesterday at 23:32

Thanks for the nudge verdun, today I went over to a local gc for my 9cm perennials - and found some half price  3ltre pots too      I shall be able to chop most of those and make loads of plants out of them.

Temptation overcame me though.....get thee behind me satan I muttered...and he did, and while I was not looking he popped 3 dahlia tubers in the trolley   "pretty woman", "star wars",  and " braveheart"      AND 2 bearded Iris - "sultans palace" and "blue sapphire"

SO  now I shall be eating bread and pullit for the rest of the week, and if I`m lucky the hind leg of a rook......and will become a shadow of my former self  

Peanuts, why don`t you have a go at some seeds.  Lupins would be a good start.  I reckon your dad would help  

What do I do now

Posted: Yesterday at 22:59

I shall try not to lose sleep nut  ......

What do I do now

Posted: Yesterday at 22:15

I love the colour - and dumpy ......        Bye plant.... sniff sniff  blow.

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