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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:39

Hiya Tomsk, no these won't make cuttimgs so put on compost heap.  You are doing well now...the torch patrol will sort out your voracious critters.  I do the same. -at this time of the year slugs n snails are back in force and, yes, they will be bigger.

Re cuttings.......not until the spring when new growth starts again

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 23:33

Hiya jeannie and welcome to our little forum

Im sure we can help you with fuschia advice.  Fire away!

We are a funny bunch here Jeannie but I am the sensible and very wIse one.  


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:54

Anyone growing centaureas?  Grew lots years ago but some new varieties now.  Can't decide to include these in my winter plant order or not.  Have some dry hot beds  and if we get another summer like this one they should flower superbly.  The variety Black Sprite is tempting me.....anyone growing it?  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:46

......hee hee hee

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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 21:46

Not's a delphinium.

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Posted: 29/08/2013 at 20:28

Tina, I can just imagine you strutting your stuff on your,Zimmerman frame!!!

Been  watching's such a friendly programme.  way down here it's odd to  see the contrast in growing day lengths and how much earlier autumn is up there.  

Thought we may have had a hot day but it was very warm at times but lot cloudier

Couldnt get a particular variety of helenium from my local GC .although it was advertised on its website.  Spoke to the manager and he has ordered it for me on his personal account.  How's that for service?  Mind you I am regularly getting plants there for friends, myself etc.

Another busy day at foodbank.....local radio there,today.  May hear myself tomorrow.....put on my posh voice, of course


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 16:15

Oh yes!


Posted: 29/08/2013 at 08:25

Morning everybody.

Bright but cloudy ish.  Very warm. Think it will be hot again.

Fairy...why are ??ou so tired?  I was outside in the garden too,last night till past 7.  I had a couple of lagers on lounger thinking of so much to do.  So much.  

Busy, hope eye is better today.  May take a day or,two though.

And Matty, thoughts with you too. 

(What are our politicians doing?  Attacking Syria?  Why dont they wait until weapons inspectors return?  Why not simply insist Assad hands over his chemical weapons to avoid our interference?  We can't keep following USA.   Sorry folks.....

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 23:09

Potty, Tina is posting elsewhere on the forum.  I knew she was around somewhere because she was sInging "simply the best" and her voice has deteriorated alarmingly albeit the volume hasnt!


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 23:06

Yes these are pests.  Chewing leaves and petals.  Night time go out with torch and quickly squash them.  However it's the larvae that do most damage in the soil...little curved whitish cream pests that eat the roots.  Nematodes or vine weevil killer will kill them.

Recently slugs n snails have been attacking a couple of my dahlias.....quite large ones.  I pick them off.  They will devastate dahlias.

 If you cut back spent dahlia flowers back to a pair of shoots ??ou will encourage more flowers.  If you,don't do this your plant will stop producing on these stems

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