Chris gives flower ad­vice

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

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.

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