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Will any of these survive in a barrel planter in shade?

nadine12nadine12 Posts: 45
i tried a fuchsia but it looks miserable in a barrel planter which is in the shade - would a rosemary or margarite tree fare any better? Some impulse purchases I didn't check growing conditions for!

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,320
    In a word, NO. Both need full sun.
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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037
    Fuschias should be ok in shade unless it is very deep shade. How long has it been there?
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  • nadine12nadine12 Posts: 45
    hogweed said:
    Fuschias should be ok in shade unless it is very deep shade. How long has it been there?
    Probably about 3 weeks but all the red buds have withered. Not sure if it's adjusting or whether there's too much shade. 
  • BiljeBilje Posts: 670
    Sounds like it's dry at the roots, maybe worth checking. 
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    Fuchsias don't do too well in exposed places. Could your barrel be in an exposed and windy location? Dropping buds can be a common problem when newly planted, many bedding and even shrubs are grown in very protected places and kept in warm environments to encourage early flowering, but in reality, when planted outside, buds can fall off or shrivel. With a bit of patience, they will rejuvenate provided it is not too exposed.
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