Posted: 17/05/2013 at 12:46
I have a quite large hardy fuchsia that, according to the books, should be cut down to 1" above the ground in March.
It is old, woody and spindly with a lot of thick dead wood in the centre and is just starting to show new leaf growth on thin stems that are mostly bare with tufts at the top... it looks quite a mess but I'm not sure what to do.
I have cut back the obviously dead stuff but it doesn't look that much better, to be honest I feel it needs a major crop to the ground but is it too late to do now?
The weather was too harsh, snow, ice etc to cut back in March.
Any advice welcome.