Chris gives flower advice
MEMBERS of a horticultural group enjoyed a visit from a guest speaker to talk about fuschias.
Chris Bright from Widnes attended the last meeting of the Bollington Horticultural Society to give a talk about the flowers and she bring along several different varieties.
Pauline Pedlar, from the group, said she gave a very interesting talk.
She said: “She explained that the four outer structures of the flower, usually red, which look like petals are actually sepals, and the true petals are those that form the central cup. These are often violet, white or pink.
“She said she has cut many of her plants back at this time of the year but will take cuttings in the spring, as they need warmth, light and moisture to make roots.
“Although fuschias do need a reasonable amount of water, if they are left sitting in water in their tray, the plants will die.
“Some varieties are adaptable to be made into bonsai or trained into shapes. Chris brought an example of one with tiny flowers that she was training up a spiral frame.”
The horticultural society meets regularly for talks from guest speakers and visits and welcomes new members.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 21, at Bollington Community Centre at 7.30pm.
The subject of the talk is to be arranged.
For more information contact 01625 422371.