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Hi Brumbull, I use these stakes too, but have found that with time the plastic covering peels off and the metal underneath rusts. Has this happened to you?
Thank you Brumbull. A twisted stem two variety sounds really lovely, it will be interesting to see how you get on.
I will use a thin cane to support it for now.
I'm feeling so enthused that I will try to take some cuttings from my fuchsia and try to grow more standards.
I am up for a challenge Brumbull I have some fuchsia cuttings on the windowsill - Beacon Rosa- that I haven't pinched out yet .I know it won't be two different fuchsias but I will have a go at doing the twisted stem thing
Pam LL x
It will be interesting to find out My cuttings are about 4" tall and in a module tray - - I will shake of as much compost as I can and pot them int o a 3" pot - we will see what happens
I have had the first go at a twisted stem fuchsia
The ties are not permanent
Brumbull - I would love to see your standards - do you have any pics,please?
Oh please share tham Brumbull K
They are stunning Brumbull Are they all yours ? Can you tell us the varieties,please? Thankyou for sharing with us
I have just potted up Paula Jane adn Marink which I bought today.
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Dont normally buy them form Dobbies so lets see how they perform.
Brumbull your Standards are beauiful how old are your plants.
I did manage to keep Phylis growing over winter as a standard from a cutting last r from a friend.
A yr old whip head had nto quite formed last year so I am hoping I can get to grow well this year.
Thankyou BB I will remember that
And I was intrigued with Lilylouise twitsed stem.
How easy is it to make a twisted stem.
Enjoying this fuchsia thread very much.
Pam I would also like to to have a go so can you give me a step by step of how do it.
Kath - I have never tried to do it before All I did was to gently wind 2 of my newly rooted cuttings together and pot them up. I will put a stick in soon to tie the fuchsia to as it grows and just keep gently winding the stems together.Just an experiment really
This is going to be fun I will let you know when I start one off
Added another 2 fuchsias to my collection today .
Kath Wilson adn Snowburner.
Lily how is your experiment comming on?
Anyone heard from Brumbull?
I have decided to just make a tabletop standard as the plants were starting to bud up - here is my effort so far