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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
Lily, i would imagine that you need to start the twisting as soon as ? the stem has obviously got to grow and expand ..... this is where the first problem may be, older plant "whips" would be too established because they would have a certain amount of roots, still its a challenge
Just purchased another 30 metstakes for my standard fuchsias ...... these are 2014 plants though, yes paid £45 including delivery so not cheap
Sorry Lily ... was going to say good luck you have grown standards before so you know what whats so to speak
I have had the first go at a twisted stem fuchsia
The ties are not permanent
Pam LL x
Brumbull - I would love to see your standards - do you have any pics,please?
Oh please share tham Brumbull K
from this ........................
Too this ..............................
There you go ladies ............ Lily, looks very good indeed ........ best of luck
They are stunning Brumbull Are they all yours ? Can you tell us the varieties,please? Thankyou for sharing with us
Thats okay Lily ..... only the one fuchsia - Marinka
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.
Has far as i'am aware the twisted standard fuchsia stem was initially a request i received last week and mentioned it here on the forum ......... Lily said she would try and i have been persuaded (SIR) to have a go, so as far as i'am aware we are both trying to grow a twisted stem standard fuchsia ......... i may be very much wrong but i have not come across one before , for various reasons this may prove difficult in growing this plant ... so may be a first Lily ...... do we share the honours if we become famous ??
Pam I would also like to to have a go so can you give me a step by step of how do it.