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I am pleased with my fuchsia flowers, but not the shape of the plants, last year I trimmed them back to tidy shapes, kept them safely over the winter, but when they re-grew, some shoots didn’t produce leaves, so some became rather mis-shapen or one sided, but I still love them. Next year I may start them again from cuttings.

The above 3 are Valerie Bradley, I do like the contrast between the white and the coral pink.

These 2 are Gladys Lorimer, it has quite bronze foliage in the spring, becoming greener later.

Rufus the red an old but trusted friend, never fails.

President George Bartlett, quite a ‘flat’ plant cannot get any height to it at all.

Other fellow, a very small delicate fuchsia, as you see I prefer the single flowers.

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All your fuchsias are beautiful Lizzie and this year the weather has been fantastic for the fuchsias.

Mine are still flowering their socks off.

You have a nice selection there.

28 Aug, 2013


It is lovely to see a blog all about fuschias. I too like the smaller less blousey ones and yours make a really pretty collection.

28 Aug, 2013


Thanks you , I have a few others, but chose the ones that made the best pictures.

28 Aug, 2013


You've a lovely selection there Lizze - all look very healthy too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

28 Aug, 2013


Lizzie I remember getting taught yrs ago when I was a member of our fuchia society.

To turn your pots of fuchsia cuttings a 1/4turn every day .

That is if you have time to do that or remember.

But this is to make sure fuchsias grow to an even shape.

I do this and it does work.

28 Aug, 2013


Nora Bradley is gorgeous. I wish there was a hardy one like that. They are all lovely though. Mine seem to do best if I cut them right back to the base as soon as they start to grow in the spring - the ones left to grow from the old wood never do as well, which is strange isn't it?

28 Aug, 2013


I bought a new hardy fuchsia called Kat Jan its so pretty a small deep red colour.

Its growing ever so fast.

If anyone wants a cutting i shall be taking tip cutting of it.

28 Aug, 2013


Lovely blog, Lizzie! Gone straight into my favourites! Strange not to see a comment from Hywel here but I see he 'liked' the blog!

I love Fuchsias but this year the only Fuchsia I have has not flowered or done nearly as well as last year. It's the climbing Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby'. It has made a couple of weak branches that haven't even reached a meter in length!

A couple of years ago I grew a lot on the balcony, particularly in hanging baskets. It was one of the best summers on the balcony since we've been here!

I must get some more again next year! I'd love to plant up my hanging baskets again with them!

21 Oct, 2013


I'm going dotty - meant Valerie Bradley. Just remembered there is in fact a similar hardy one called Celia Smedley.

22 Oct, 2013


Love your collection Lizzie, especially Valerie Bradley, must get one of these as I'm a Valerie(Sunday name) and I like things in my garden with family names, but because the colours are lovely, and I haven't got any this colour.

Kath... I'd like a cutting of Kat Jan please. x

13 Jan, 2014


Just had to come back to see your beautiful fuchsias again LB

19 Mar, 2014

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