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Cosy for Winter

19 December 2017 23:31:33

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Job's done. All fuchsias double wrapped (fleece and bubble-wrap) and now bedded down in the new fleece tunnel.

Regarding the vine-weevils, I couldn't face any more 'squishing'. (Not only did I do the 50 from the 'Champion Pot', but also 29 in another pot and 32 in another.

So I thought back to that great gardener we visited in the Burren (was his name Karl?). He also had a number of fuchsias. When I asked him about vine-weevils, he said the garden was full of them. His philosophy was that he was bound to lose a few plants, and if he did he would just plant more.

So I will join him in that thought for this year. But next year, it'll be nematodes April and September - no matter how busy I am!

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TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 20 December 2017 00:39:50

Love the Tunnel! Another interesting feature to puzzle your neighbours! LOL

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 December 2017 18:53:15

Your plant should be very cosy for the winter and all nice and tidy.

Mary B Mary B 22 December 2017 08:04:34

I think that is a great philosophy Elizabeth, Merry Christmas to you :)

Jacinta D Jacinta D 22 December 2017 08:54:16

Ooh, cosy-looking tunnel, Elizabeth. Good job there.

Dick Dick 22 December 2017 11:37:18

Lovely job, Elizabeth. Happy Christmas.

JoanG JoanG 22 December 2017 21:49:57

Fabulous job Elizabeth, they sure do look cosy.  Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. 

Moya Moya 23 December 2017 19:16:02

Great work done Elizabeth. I wouldn't mind lying down in that tunnel myself.

i hope to get on top of those vine weevils next year.


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