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Hi Brumbull great to hear from you again hope your fit and well.
That's handy to know Brumbull, I've got loads of fuchsias that are still outside at the minute but will be in the greenhouse over winter. Had a vine weevil problem for the first time this year so I might use your method rather than resorting to neonics...
Hi Brumbull. Nice to have you back. Looking forward to some erudite comments from you again.
Will try that hot dip treatment over next few days. Makes sense. Will be cleaning greenhouse first,,maybe tomorrow.
hi brumbull will this work on all indoor plants i have some pelergoniums and streptocarpus that keep getting green and white fly i dont like using sprays
we havnt met before i dont think
Brumbull keeping well just now get my next treament next Friday will do your dip on my fuchsia's shortly. Do you take all leaves and flower's off the plant's got 5 standered's and 6 bush and trialing one's so plan to do them all.
Thanks for the info Brumbull. I will try drenching some of my bigger pots too and see if that works. It's certainly cheaper than Provado.
Thank you for reminder Brum. I'll do the de leafing and hot dipping during half term, it's only two weeks away. With the onesI'm trying to grow into standards should I leave leaves groing up the stem or take them off aswell?
They are between one and two feet. I only started them in about May. I was going to put them in a plastic mini greenhouse. I'm on the south coast and it kept last years fuchsias in baskets ok. If that's not enough they would have to come somewhere into the house.
potty if you take them through the winter outdoors then all the better, mini greenhouse would be good idea just to give them a bit of extra protection, not to worry, i take it you are growing for height and have not pinched out the growing tip yet ?
Yes I want them as high as I can get them. Never tried it before so a new project for me. The annoying thing is I still haven't been able to get any cuttings to take so will have to rely on buying little plants that haven't been pinched out next spring, to start some more off. I'll put them in mini greenhouse and keep a careful eye on the temperature- prehapsa bit of fleece if it gets cold.
Have you had a chance to see the twisted ones on the fuchsia growing thread started earlier in the year Brum?
No i have'nt had a look yet, i remember starting that off sometime earlier in the year . . ... .... when i became ill Albert took over for me . . .. . ...... he didnt do to bad but they are up at the other house, must take some pictures though, i did about seven and discarded four of them, think i have three from this season, two differnet varieties in each pot. sorry potty whats the thread ?
Potty please consider the following -:
Height - i would not recommend more than "36" from stem base to top, purely because once your standard has matured and starts flowering its going to become heavy putting a strain on the actual head of the plant - i have seen many snap !
Flowering - this is secondary to the actual stem / frame of head maturing, alot of gardeners rush into getting the standard into flower, on ocassions i have waited nearly two seasons.
Winter Watering - be careful, the amount of fuchsia that are lsot through to much water - especially through the winter, if in doubt purchase a water meter / tester, the compost slightly damp.
General - pick your variety of fuchsia, some are better than others, start with your cutting - unpinch, start no later than the end of March, providing the correct conditions you can get a standard to the correct height in one season.
The golden rule - dont rush the flowering, build up the standards stem and head first, the plant will always flower, but its the frame work thats the most important part of growing these plants.
Brumbull ...... . . ...... is it a bird ? or was it a plane, no its Brumbull