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Fuchsia 'Garden News' flowering on balcony 9th October 2023 (Macro)


By Balcony

Fuchsia 'Garden News' flowering on balcony 9th October 2023 (Macro)  (Fuchsia)

Fuchsia 'Garden News' flowering on balcony 9th October 2023 (Macro)

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I like the colours to this Fuchsia.

23 Oct, 2023


I bought it last year, for my birthday I think. It's supposed to be hardy, but that's in the ground. I kept a few cutting over the winter in the kitchen & one I decided to make into a standard. It grew very well & I started making the head only one of the branches got broken off by some clothing that got caught on it. A few weeks later the wind caused another branch to break off! So I'm now left with a horizontal head! Only 2 branches remain of the original 4 - pointing to the sides! Yet they have still flowered very well & continue flowering now,

I have several more plants of this same Fuchsia so I expect at least 1 of them to survive the winter outside on the balcony. I don't know what to do with the standard, I think it will have to stay outside, perhaps in the most sheltered corner. Nevertheless as it roots so very well I'll keep a couple of cuttings in the kitchen - as insurance!

24 Oct, 2023


David, do you remember when I disposed of all my Fuchsias because they had Fuchsia Gall Mite which distorts the growing shoots and flowers? I may start a collection again ,one day! Good luck with yours, all looking lovely!

25 Oct, 2023


This is a lovely one Balc, I used to grow it years ago. I kept mine in pots and grew them into standards, they lasted for years..

26 Oct, 2023


I do remember, Shirley, it was a crying shame about that!Perhaps I could send you a few cuttings of 'Garden News' & 'Beacon'. I took a few cutting of both yesterday & put them in a small jar of water, GN roots very readily that way! I don't remember if Beacon roots so easily as it's been years since I rooted any from this plant.

26 Oct, 2023


David, I would love to take you up on that generous offer please. I will PM you my address shortly.

27 Oct, 2023


Thanks for the PM & answered.

27 Oct, 2023


David, I was unable to log in on here yesterday, no idea why, so I shall read your reply next.

29 Oct, 2023


That's alright,Shirley.

29 Oct, 2023

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