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Fuchsias

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Scotkat, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. Scotkat

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    How is everyones fuchsias growing mine have been slow but one of my new ones has been stunning.

    York manor a single and its a delight.
     
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    Well where do we start!

    Most are blooming or about to burst forth - a few are still thinking about it - and some may not make it.

    Last year, most of the fuchsias were in pots and not realising that hardy fuchsias were only hardy if planted and established in the ground, thats where they stayed. Not that that seemed to matter much as of those in the ground, only Riccartonii survived.

    Here 'tis this evening,

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    More to follow!!
     
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        Hi Scotkat,
        I have a lot of Triphylla fuchsias plus a few old and tried and tested varieties like Swingtime and Checkerboard. Mine have done well this year and giving a great display at the moment...
        Dave
         
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        Love to see your fuchsias photos Dave .

        Many yrs ago when I first got interested in fuchsias checkerboard was my 1st fuchsia over the winters have lost all my fuchsias so this year have a small collection building up again.

        But they are all slow to bloom another new one this year to me was Lady in Red and its so beautiful.
         
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        I have 4 fuschias this year, 3 of them courtesy of my Father in law. :)

        I love this one - shrimp cocktail.... this has been amazing for weeks. I also had delta Sarah but it didn't flower as well. I think the pot was too shallow.

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        And this is Lady Boothby - the one that can grow tall. It's not a climber but I quite like it where it is and I hope to tie it to the trellis as it grows.

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        One of flowers from Delta Sarah which were so pretty...

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          Thanks for the pictures everyone, keep 'em coming.

          The Shrimp Cocktail piccy prompted this.

          One of last years pot survivors was a Shrimp Cocktail that I'd had a couple of years, but I didn't hold out much hope this year as it had died right back to soil level. However here it is now.

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          Apologies for picture quality.
           
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              Love the foilage on this one still waiting for it to bloom as not sure if its the right name tag.

              It had Golden Swingtime


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                Goodness knows what fushia I have, but it is a real pain, but beautiful
                The problem is it will NOT stop growing
                Initaially thirty years ago, it was a twig lying next to a fushia on the ground
                I was told if I stuck it in water it would grown roots (it did)
                I stuck it in the back garden and the first summer it grew six feet, which I left
                next summer it grew another six feet
                When it got to 15 feet I cut it down to the roots, following summer it came back not as one but three fushias and grew to six feet
                Last year after neglect it was at 15 feet high again, which I cut down to the soil
                OMG it is back again thicker than ever

                After this summer, I intend to dig it totally out I hope, never to see it again
                it is a nice plant, but I can not control it

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                  mines the same jack,i hack at it every 2 week; ive took cuttings as im going to dig it out and relocate a cutting at the botton of the garden :D its it last chance :D x
                  i love the blue/purple ones and thou lovely photos to u all xx
                   
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                  Have to say Scotkat, I hadn't heard of the ones that you posted so far - so good old Big Brother Googly to the rescue. If the flowers are similar to those on Lady in Red, then it probably is Golden Swingtime.

                  My interest in Fuchsias, stemmed from when Ancient Parent could no longer do gardening.

                  Current list of hopefuls from various sources.

                  Hawkshead - only 2 from 4 plugs and they are stunted
                  Delta Sarah - ditto
                  Winston Churchill all 4 in the one square pot and about to flower
                  Shrimp Cocktail - all 4 in a round pot and flowering
                  Snowcap - planted out in the sunny side and starting to flower
                  Dollar Princess - all 4 in a round pot and flowering
                  Pink Galore - battered by rain and looking very sad and straggly
                  Display - all 4 in the one square pot and flowering
                  Annabel - 2 from 4 and about to flower
                  Devonshire Dumpling - battered by rain which broke the stalks
                  Checkerboard - all 4 in the one square pot and flowering
                  Mag. Alba - only 2 from 4 plugs and they are stunted


                  Brutus - was doing well, but I may have over watered it!!
                  Mag. Golden somefink or other - growing slowly but still small
                  Blackie - both doing well, the skirt does look black in some lights

                  Phyllis - planted out in sunny spot and it immediately dropped its flowers! But seems to have recovered and more are showing
                  R.A.F. - was flowering when I got it in May.
                  Paula Jane - love this plant, shame its not hardy
                  Queen Mary - plenty of leaf growth, no sign of any flowers

                  + previous survivors

                  Angel's Teardrops - planted out now, sporadic flowering
                  Hawkshead - planted out now and flowering
                  Shrimp Cocktail - still in its pot, need to plant out before its too late, flowering well.
                  Riccartonii - planted out last year and flowering well, but could do with being bushier!

                  Well you did ask!

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                    You have a wonderful list Grumpy pm if you would like me to take cuttings for you of mine .

                    Do you manage to overwinter your fuchsias ok?

                    And what do you feed your fuchsias with?
                     
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                    I have a potato vine like that! Every year I cut it right back and every year it decides world domination it's the only goal! :heehee: I keep giving it another chance .... And every year it's a full days cutting back to try and sort it out. Thankfully my fuschias are quite small so far! :D
                     
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                    Grumpy!

                    That is an amazing list. I should have considered fuschias before as they seem to like the SW. And the flowers are so lovely.

                    I only have 4 so far... :WINK1:
                     
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