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04/10/2012 at 22:03
I am wondering if it is possible for me to overwinter my non hardy fuschias outside during winter...I do not have a greenhouse nor garage . Would it be enough for me to pot them up and place them in a sheltered place such as behind a shed ? Btw I live in Glasgow.
04/10/2012 at 23:08

The answer sadly is no. You could take some cuttings and root them in water if you are short of space indoors.

05/10/2012 at 09:55

Is there nowhere indoors you could store your tender fuchsias? On top of a wardrobe or under a bed? Even storing tender fuchsias in a cool greenhouse can be a hit-or-miss affair.

05/10/2012 at 10:56

Do you have a spare windowsill? They can be trimmed down to a few inches and potted up.

05/10/2012 at 11:06

I've just potted mine up into window boxes which I've put on landing window sills.  I've also taken cuttings as insurance and for bulking up for next year.

05/10/2012 at 14:29
I thought my house may be too warm for them as I do not have a cool place in the house. I do have a windowless shed, could I store them there over winter?
05/10/2012 at 14:31

No.

05/10/2012 at 14:38

John

If these are growing in the borders just treat them like annuals when the frost has has had them discard and start afresh next year

It would seem you have nowhere suitable to keep them over-winter and they do not always survive even if you did

Or take cuttings

 

 

05/10/2012 at 14:42

They come from the Caribbean and Latin America so a warm house isn't going to do them any harm unless they're parked over a radiator or you forget to water them.

I'd have thought a bedroom would be fine, assuming you keep those rooms cooler than your living room but they will need light.   

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