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29/03/2013 at 09:43

I have just stumbled on an excellent website on fuchsias, particularly very detailed info on how to take cuttings, this just for those who aren't experiences "cutting takers", like me.


29/03/2013 at 09:51
Sue that's a brilliant website! If only I had Fucshias (tricky word to spell, might be wrong). Maybe I will buy one, might as well as I seem to be buying everything at the moment, what Fucshias would you recommend?
29/03/2013 at 10:04

Ryan, that's a difficult one to anwser, there are so many! Have a look on the site under Fuchsia Gallery and click through the suggestions on the left hand side or under A-Z.

Here another great website:

My search through Google is leading me from one thing to another, I think I'm going nuts!

Trouble is, all the best ones with the greatest choice are in the UK, very frustrating, but at least I can get some ideas

29/03/2013 at 10:04

Fuchsias are my fav plant here's another great site for them wwwlockyerfuchsias but Brumbull is great at giving what you need to know about them his posts are very interesting.

10/04/2013 at 19:46

Ryan - for an upright fuchsia try Checkerboard and for a basket fuchsia try Puts Folly

Pam LLx

10/04/2013 at 20:26

I love growing fuchsias to and am very happy to say my Standard I was growing last year Phylis has overwintred.

I lost my checkerboard and it was my very 1st fuchsia I had 40yrs ago when I 1st got interested.


I have had many and lost many and got more .

And another favourite Heidi Ann.

I need to buy more this year as lost a lot with this cold spell.

10/04/2013 at 22:14

Brumbull here is a young plant i grew from a plug.

Bought 6 for £2 from Morrisons to grow on, all looking good.


10/04/2013 at 22:23

Here's another couple of them thinking of making a standard from a couple of them.


11/04/2013 at 04:36
Fuchsia voodoo is nice. flowers around 5 cm across in stunning purple and pink. was lovely in the baskets last year but didnt make it though the winter (i should have potted them up to overwinter earlier i guess. still new to gardening but learning)

have some climbing fuchsias ordered this year also. cant wait to get them.
11/04/2013 at 05:53

This is my basket tree with 4 baskets of Puts Folly

 My Checkerboard standard fuchsia - by the front door

 Pam LL x

11/04/2013 at 05:54

Your plants look really good Andy

Pam LL x

11/04/2013 at 07:42

I will 2nd that LL your garden is stunning.

11/04/2013 at 09:23

Thanks everyone what a wonderful colourful garden LL hope when i get mine finished it's as colourful as that and i will be trying hard may i say.

11/04/2013 at 10:29

LL I am very jealous your garden looks wonderful.

Andy I bought the same fuchsia from Morrisons to grow a standard.

Brum you say about using a straight stake- but what should I do whilst they are so small in 3 inch pots please?

11/04/2013 at 10:35

As they say BPK great minds think alike thats what i bought them for also.

11/04/2013 at 11:08

Brumbull where do you get the metstake from never seen any about.

11/04/2013 at 11:52
Hiya Brumbull
My fuschia snowcap would be standard is now 6" high, roots emerging and looking vigorous. It's in 9cm pot.
Pot on now into size bigger? Only side shots removed but basal cluster of shoots and leaves remain. Would you remove all this basal cluster now to about 1"?
And tie in stem yet?
11/04/2013 at 12:39

Thanks very much Brumbull.

11/04/2013 at 13:11
Thanks Brumbull. Understand that. Pot on later
11/04/2013 at 15:28

Good luck with that Brumbull if anyone can do it your the man i think with the experience thanks for the post for metstake's.

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