Posted: 07/03/2014 at 19:32
I grow lots of fuchsias and have cut my outside ones down today to about 4 inches from ground.
The indoor ones should have started shooting, I take them out of the pots, knock off the old soil and check for vine weevil, then repot in new compost and cut back to about 2 inches from soil, they will shoot out and make a nice thick bushy plant.
When they have grown 3 sets of leaves, pick out the middle of each shoot, then repeat when those shoots have grown 3 sets of leaves. Only pot them on when they have filled the pots, they like to be quite tight and never use black pots as fuchsias like cool roots and black pots get hot.
Give them a feed of tomorite or similar to promote more flower growth.