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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 Posts: 52,199

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

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,709

    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.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,158

    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.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,979

    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

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Jodie7Jodie7 Posts: 3

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

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