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!)
If it's a hardy fuchsia, it'll be fine.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks everyone. I was just worried in case you couldn't prune whilst it was in flower.