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john 12

I have grown my own standards this year and I would like to know if I have to cut off all the head growth down to the stem or do I leave the head on when I store them in the greenhouse?



Paul N

Treat them the same way I treat pot grown tender fuchsias. I shorten the stems by say half then strip off all remaining flowers and all leaves. Place in greenhouse and water extremely sparingly.



Simply-you treat it like a bush fuschia only it is on a stem-so just a light prune but leave most branches intact-of you remove the head then you have a stem and it will have to reshoot and that might not be at the top-

I hope that makes sense- it does to me but then I wrote it

Paul N

I found if the stems aren't stripped, what flowers and/or leaves which remain go mouldy.


john 12


I would just like to say thanks to the people who responded to my question about over wintering my standard fuchsias, all very helpful.


John 12

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