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SwissSue

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?

I have a feeling if someone says it's impossible then you'll do it Brum

It's impossible. Ha ha
The potty gardener

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.

Lilylouise

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

Lilylouise

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

Pam LLx

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Lilylouise

I have had the first go at a twisted stem fuchsia

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 The ties are not permanent

Pam LL x

Lilylouise

Brumbull - I would love to see your standards - do you have any pics,please?

Pam LL x

Oh please share tham Brumbull K

Lilylouise

They are stunning Brumbull  Are they all yours ? Can you tell us the varieties,please? Thankyou for sharing with us

Pam LL x

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.

Lilylouise
Brumbull - I do hope you don't think I have hijacked your challenge -sorry .It just appealed to me knowing I had some fuchsias I could practice on. I am sure- after seeing your beautiful fuchsias- that you will be far more successful than me
Pam LL x

Pam I would also like to to have a go so can you give me a step by step of how do it.

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Lilylouise

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

Pam LL x

This is going to be fun I will let you know when I start one off

 

K Sc

Added another 2 fuchsias to my collection today .

Kath Wilson adn Snowburner.

 

The potty gardener

Lily how is your experiment comming on?

Anyone heard from Brumbull?

Lilylouise

I have decided to just make a tabletop standard as the plants were starting to bud up - here is my effort so far

Pam LLx