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22/04/2013 at 20:34

Red Spider and Dorothy Hanly so now got 8 new fuchsias.

22/04/2013 at 20:39

I have just taken cuttings from four I bought a month ago (Dark Eyes, Claudia, Genii, Annabel).  They are great value plants, some for pots, others for dot plants in the border. 

22/04/2013 at 20:54

I should like some for 2 hanging baskets on the north side of the house.   I should find some at a good plant fair I'm going to this weekend.  Any recommendations?    Not fussed about colour but do want good doers.

22/04/2013 at 21:03

Claudia is a lovely pink trailing one, suitable for a hanging basket.

I don't do hanging baskets - I am no good at them - keep forgetting to water them, so most of ours are upright - our Claudias are fillers for big pots. 

My favourite is Annabelle, almost hardy - can handle 3-4 degrees of frost, but upright. Genii is a lovely golden leaved one that can survive outside most winters in a sheltered corner (but not where you live, Obelixx!)

22/04/2013 at 21:16

We could always swap fuchsia cuttings Gold1locks.

22/04/2013 at 21:17

Thanks Goldilocks.   I'll look out for Claudia.   My hanging baskets are by the front door and the French windows so easy to remember to water them.

I had a hardy form of variegated magellanica that has survived several bad winters in its corner but not this one it seems.   

22/04/2013 at 21:31

I have had Mrs Popple in exposed borders for 10 years. It is as hardy as the magellanicas but has lovely big flowers - more like the more blousey hybrids.  It grows to around 2 feet high. 

23/04/2013 at 06:34

obelixx Swingtime & Voodoo get a great name for hanging baskets i have swingtime and it's growing great. 

23/04/2013 at 07:53

And Madeliene Sweenie is another beauty in a basket.And 7th heaven.



23/04/2013 at 10:55
What's a good purple -y one to train into a standard? I've always wanted to try that!
23/04/2013 at 11:11

I did that once. It was great fun. Sadly hardy fuchsias can get cut to ground level in cold winters, which defeats the whole process, so if you do it then keep it in a pot that you can move in winter. 

Mrs. Popple is a sturdy, hardy purple. Check this out:

23/04/2013 at 11:14
That is so beautiful! I'm definately ordering one!! Or maybe two...
Thanks for the advice, ill grow in pots and overwinter them in me greenhouse
23/04/2013 at 12:58

Thanks everyone.  I've no idea what will be available at the plant fair but there's a grower who always has good looking plants and it's always easier to choose when you have recommendations.

Mrs Popple is certainly a striking colour and I do like good doers.

24/04/2013 at 18:19
For a profusion of flowers try cascade and jack shahan, or swing time / marinka and Eva boerg
24/04/2013 at 18:29

They are all nice Jazzy2

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