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03/11/2013 at 17:56

I was given a climbing fuchsia this summer and it has done well in the garden. But do I need to prune it like a regular fuchsia ?

03/11/2013 at 18:48

If it's a lady boothby I just leave it for the winter and then cut hard back in spring. Someone else may know better

04/11/2013 at 09:49

Thank you, I'll try that. Its called Lady in Black.

04/11/2013 at 17:55

I just got a baby Lady in Black which I'm going to keep inside this winter then put out next spring. It will be interesting to compare them

17/11/2013 at 19:35

Have been delighted with results obtained over three years growing 2lady Boothby2 from original T&M stock. Some of the plants are still in large black buckets which I move aroud patios and a sheltered courtyard as the seasons progress. Two plants have been given their 'freedom' and nestle amongst various spotted laurel and bay bushes in a very shady border (6 foot high wall due south!). Growth has topped out at 8, yes eight feet, when the pots have had the benefit of full sun all the growing season!

Flinda:  Just a hint at the delights that await you after a full season's growth.

17/11/2013 at 20:16

Wow, thats impressive ! Don't know if I have room for something that size.

17/11/2013 at 20:39

Love fuchsia s, didn't know there was a climbing variety.  Must get one of those. David, when you got yours from T &M, were they plugs or plants in pots.

The one pictured, is that a boothby?

17/11/2013 at 21:05

SGLily: The pictured fuchsia IS Lady Boothby - my captions don't seem to stick to the image!

I bought the originals as ten 'maxi-plugs' and potted them individually into 6cms pots immediately, followed by lots of TLC! *I tend to pot-on early, rather than wait until the plants get desperate - ensuring good root development before the accelerated vertical growth gets going. Enjoy!

17/11/2013 at 21:52

Thank you David, will try and get some of those.

17/11/2013 at 22:00

Just looked on T & M web, have book marked it. Many thanks David.

30/03/2014 at 12:43

Should I pinch out the tips of "Lady in Black"?

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