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Neighbours have just heavily pruned by Hardy Fuschia

Jodie7Jodie7 Posts: 3

Hi. Can anybody tell me if my hardy fushia will be OK after my neighbour has just cut it back by about a third! It was overhanging into there garden (although struggling to see where the problem was, pretty flowers hanging into a flowerless garden!) 


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,255

    If it's a hardy fuchsia, it'll be fine. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,863

    At this time of year, it will quickly resprout from every cut stem.  Water it well and give it a feed with something like phostrogen.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589

    Yes, a generous watering and a bit of a feed will see it right.  Do remind your neighbours they may only cut what hangs over their side and nothing else.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,407

    If they're the approachable sort, you could explain to them that there's an old gardener's saying  which is, 'Growth follows the knife'  which means that cutting plants back stimulates growth.  That's why you prune roses, fuchsias, fruit bushes etc etc etc. and it's why it's recommended to cut back a newly planted hedge ... it stimulates growth.

    The more they cut your fuchsia back the more it will grow.  image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Jodie7Jodie7 Posts: 3

    Thanks everyone. I was just worried in case you couldn't prune whilst it was in flower. 

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