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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.
Well done SS , excellent for novice gardeners
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
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.
Andy, another little fuchsia tip -:
First picture - is what i would call a near perfect fuchsia cutting / tip, please note if possible always look for a three leafed tip especially if you are growing a standard, they can form a better head but two leaves are okay.
Second picture - also shows fuchsia cutting and netpot, these are the little netpots i use for my tip cuttings, when they have outgrown the netpot i move them onto a "3" pot
Ryan - for an upright fuchsia try Checkerboard and for a basket fuchsia try Puts Folly
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.
Brumbull here is a young plant i grew from a plug.
Bought 6 for £2 from Morrisons to grow on, all looking good.
Here's another couple of them thinking of making a standard from a couple of them.
This is my basket tree with 4 baskets of Puts Folly
My Checkerboard standard fuchsia - by the front door
Pam LL x
Your plants look really good Andy
Pam LL x
BEAUTIFUL GARDEN LL
I will 2nd that LL your garden is stunning.
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.
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?
As they say BPK great minds think alike thats what i bought them for also.