Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:43
Firstly, I am a not very experienced gardener & have never took cuttings before.
I understand that fuchsias are one of the easiest plants to take cuttings from so I thought I would give it a go.
Following advice on this website I took 20 cuttings of my well established, hardy fuchsias earlier in the summer. I carefully trimmed the cuttings as advised & planted them in compost in 8cm pots. I watered them regularly (not overly) & generally looked after them. None survived.
I posted my results here on Gardeners World. Some gardeners advised that what I should have done is to put cuttings in water to establish root growth before planting in pots
A month ago I took a further 20 cuttings, put in water & left on a semi shaded windowsill indoors. Only one of the cuttings formed any roots (about 1'' long) the rest had simply rotted away.
Could any fuchsia expert please explain exactly what I am doing wrong. Or am I just unlucky??