Posted: 13/05/2017 at 17:48
Do you which fuchsias they are Kath, not all are hardy, some are trailers, you don't want to put those In the ground, they will go in a hanging basket, or somewhere where you can put the pot up to show them off. You wouldn't put the ones with the giant flowers in the ground either.
You never over pot a fuchsia, so if they are small rooted just put them in a pot just slightly bigger than the root ball, then pot on, still plenty of time to pinch out the tops to make them bushy, a photo would help.
Never put a fuchsia in a black pot, they like cool roots and black pots get too hot.
Don't take too much notice of people that say certain shops are rubbish for plants, if it's good when you buy it and you give it what it needs, there's no reason for it to die.