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Hi all you clever gardeners,I am having problem following this forum,I must be a bit dim but find it confusing,so many parts to it,tried a few times but got knowhere so here I go again.Thanks for the advice on the pansies and violas,think I bought a whole bad batch coz I bought some more and they look fine.My question is Fuscias,I have lots of hanging baskets full of them,really want to keep them for next year but realise I am running out of time here to do what??? Tina
Firstly Tina-I would worry about where you start a discussion in forum topics-they all appear on the forum in any case
Now fuchsias-you are leaving it a bit late-but you can try this.
Extract the plants trim back by about half-remove all leaves and then cram each one into a pot as small as possible to hold the roots-keep this in a frost free place over winter- water really only occasionally-they do not need to be wet -but just ticking over
Next March -gradually increase watering- spray the plants daily with clear water and with a bit of luck they will start growing again.
Oh wow thanks for the reply,yes I thought be pushing it with the fuscias,but I will certainly have a go,just the weather has been against me and bless them they have still all been flowering and was so reluctant to do anything with them,just also the ones I have are so beautifull dersperatly would like to hang on to them,also sorry to be a pain but what do I do with my hardy ones?? They are all still in flower and some so pretty.Tina
Are the hardy ones in the garden beds/borders?
Sorry to be late back on this ,but yes on both
Leave them till next March/April then cut hard back to virtually ground level-might seem harsh but they will soon grow back.