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Re: Fuchsias

Message from Nicola

In forum: General

Good morning Ian, You can use our advanced search to find hardy plants. Here are hardy fuchsias. Hope that helps! Thanks Nicola

  • Posted: Fri. 25th January 2013 09:09

Re: Fuchsias

Message from Kathy C

In forum: General

Hi, Ian,
No, all of them are half-hardy with an H1+H3 rating which means they can withstand temps down to 0C.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 24th January 2013 18:42


General post from Ian Betteridge

In forum: General

Are any of these hardy fuchsias?

- Auntie Jinks
- Blue Eyes
- El Camino
- Frosted Flame
- Happy Wedding Day

Looking around seems to be a mixture of Information.


  • Posted: Wed. 23rd January 2013 21:01

Re: Fuchia cuttings

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Peter,
If you add your Fuchsia plant to your 'Plants I Have' list, you will 'unlock' detailed care instructions on how to care for your cuttings. For example, if you add Fuchsia 'Paul Fisher' to your list, you can click on a video about taking semi-hardwood cuttings and what to do with them over the course of the year.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 28th November 2012 20:04

Re: Hoping to find help here

Message from David M Harvey

In forum: Greenhouse

Hi Jenni
I have just purchased a small parrafin heater on reccommendation from another gardener, you only need it on for frosts of say over -3. I have many cuttings and one of my best Fuchsias in for overwintering. Other than that I would suggest a fleece which you can get from any garden centres, fasten at the top and let it drape down, making sure it falls down the back of your staging. Hope this helps.

  • Posted: Tue. 2nd October 2012 10:35

Re: Fuchsia Cuttings

Message from Courtyard Garden

In forum: Garden design

clean jam jar. Fill 3/4 with tap water. cover with a piece of clingfilm.

take 3 4" cuttings from new growth.

trim beolw a node, remove leaves from bottom 2 sets of nodes. Pinch out top and remove any flower buds.
push cutting through clingfim until about an 1" deep in the water. 3 per pot.

Place in a light but not bright or hot windowsill.

Watch the roots grow.

Also try with Penstemon.

remove any cuttings that start to get mould or look unhealthy.

Change water if and when necessary

  • Posted: Wed. 26th September 2012 19:32

Re: Fuchsia Cuttings

Message from Carol

In forum: Garden design

The care notes say semi-hardwood cuttings now (well August, but September is nearly August!) and softwood cuttings earlier. You usually get a better strike rate with hormone powder, if only because things rot less quickly because of the fungicide in it. But pelargoniums (I read somewhere) prefer no hormone powder, so you might be OK. I think they would be frost tender, so you couldn't leave them out on a frosty day.

  • Posted: Mon. 10th September 2012 15:43

Fuchsia Cuttings

General post from Ian Betteridge

In forum: Garden design

Hiya, would it be Ok to take Fushcia cuttings now as we are in September?

Do you really need hormone powder?

Can I leave the cuttings out during the day but bring them in at night?

  • Posted: Fri. 7th September 2012 17:55

Dry Area

General post from Ian Betteridge

In forum: Garden design

Hiya, I was wondering if anyone could help me?

I have a lovely cone tree out the back which I love to bits, however with any tree it does dry up the ground - so what plants would you recommend? Could I get away with some fuchsias if I water them on a regular basis?

Any ideas?

  • Posted: Fri. 7th September 2012 17:48

Re: Fuchsia

Message from Nicola

In forum: Rust

Hi Pearl and welcome to Shoot. Are you able to add a photo? If yes, please reply to yourself or to me and add up to 3 images. Might help.

  • Posted: Fri. 22nd June 2012 07:33


Question from pearl

In forum: Rust

I have rust on the leaves my young Fuchsia plant, it is called 'swing time'. How should I treat my plant . I has been very wet this year, and I don't know whether that has attributed to this condition.



  • Posted: Thu. 21st June 2012 17:27

Re: Fuchsias

Message from Steven Wardle

In forum: Fuchsia 'Blacky'

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for reply. They are in fertile compost with a little growmore so I don't think feed is an issue. Maybe you are right about the temp. Strangely my blackie fuschia is growing the strongest! The rest seem a bit sluggish. Maybe a week of warm sun will get them growing! Will soon put them into their final containers. Do you keep yours in semi-shade? S :-)

  • Posted: Fri. 25th May 2012 06:19

Re: Fuchsias

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Fuchsia 'Blacky'

From what I understand, 'Blacky' has a moderate growth rate. Also, since it on the tender side, it might just pick up once temps are warmer. Are they getting fed regularly? Perhaps a high-nitrogen feed if you want more leaf growth (might reduce flowering, though).
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 24th May 2012 22:03


Question from Steven Wardle

In forum: Fuchsia 'Blacky'

My fuchsias are growing strong but they seem to be growing quite slowly. They are growing in 9cm pots and are outside during the day but in at night until end May. Is this normal for May?

  • Posted: Sat. 19th May 2012 16:49

Re: Standard fuchsia

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Fuchsia 'Alice Hoffman'

Hi, Heather,
What kind of care did it get over the winter? Was this a heated or unheated greenhouse? When you brought it out, did you acclimate (slowly get it used to) it to being outside again? What has the weather been like. If you scratch away a little bit of bark on a stem, do you see any green. Green will mean it is still alive. If still alive, it should leaf out all over the crown.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 7th May 2012 18:34

Standard fuchsia

Question from Heather Davison

In forum: Fuchsia 'Alice Hoffman'

last summer I had a half standard fuchsia that flowered from may through to October. I put it into the greenhouse for the winter and brought it out a few weeks ago - but no sign of any growth. I also wonder if there is will it come from the ground rather than the old stems? If I have lost this plant I would love to replace it but I never knew the name of it. Any advice on the best one to choose? Heather

  • Posted: Mon. 7th May 2012 17:53

Re: Sweet Woodruff

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Galium odoratum

I imagine you are talking of shade, since sweet woodruff grows in the shade. Try phlox paniculata' David, it is woody enough to come through, other small leafy types might get overwhelmed, Kirngeshoma palmata might make it through, I know hellebores come through ivy and so does polygonatum hybridum, disporum and hardy fuchsia. Well gardening is all about trial and error. Good luck

  • Posted: Mon. 30th April 2012 12:29

Re: Re: Neem Oil

Message from Dave Jones

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Thanks for your reply on Neem Oil. I started using it late last year in the greenhouse, principally because of the claim that pest eggs won't hatch. I then thought, was it because the eggs are sprayed or because the egg layers have injested Neem Oil? So I emailed a biochemist in America who sings the praises of Neem Oil in a website. http://www.discoverneem.com/neem-oil-insecticide.html. So far, no reply.
There has been no sign of the red spider yet this year so, hopefully I have got them. As far as the white fly is concerned, I have found the answer.... Stergene! Yes, the detergent! One teaspoon to a litre of water as a spray. It isn't systemic, but it does kill them on contact. I spray once a week, from below, on the fuchsia plants I keep in my greenhouse. They are all different named plants from which I take lots of cuttings to plant out each spring.
I found the Stergene solution on the internet: www.nvsuk.org.uk/growing_show_vegetables_1/cure-for-whitefly.php.
Marvellous thing, the internet!

  • Posted: Tue. 10th April 2012 17:27

Re: Can anyone tell me what this pest is?

Message from Lewis Normand (Coblands)

In forum: Bacopa 'Snowflake'

Though it could just be the development of root along a stem, it does look like Cuscuta (Dodder) a parasitic plant that creates amazing spaghetti like growths through plant tissue. Fairly uncommon and great when you see it. I've only seen it on Fuchsia before in the flesh, but it could be the early stages of some interesting parasitising!

  • Posted: Wed. 4th April 2012 17:25

Re: How to prune

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae

Hi, Anne,
Your Fuchsia magellanica var. molinae is here on Shoot and if you add it to your 'Plants I Have' list, you will get monthly reminders of when and how to prune.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 19th March 2012 20:38