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what do I do now?
My fuchsias are still out, but soon the frost will arrive and I could lose them ~ is this the time to take cuttings or how can I make sure I keep the fuchsias for next year?




don't panic

let them enjoy the warm sunny weather for the next few days. Then just keep an eye on the weather forecasts. If you have a greenhouse then they shouldn't take too long to get into there if frost forecast.

7 Oct, 2010


thank you alocoloman, unfortunately i dont have a greenhouse, would you suggest bringing in the whole plant or do i take cuttings?

7 Oct, 2010


I would suggest you bring your fuchsias into a frost free environment for the winter. Take off all the leaves and only water very sparingly. In the spring, increase watering, trim back stems slightly and take cuttings when the shoots are large enough.

7 Oct, 2010


brilliant, thats very helpful. do they need much light at this point? would the garage be too dark?

7 Oct, 2010


once they have dropped their leaves they wont need light. reduce watering but dont let the compost dry out totally and they will be fine in the garage or shed.

7 Oct, 2010


many many thanks all of you ~ this is such a friendly helpful web site ~ i love it!

8 Oct, 2010

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