Fuchsia deformed



The leaves are also darkened and curled in places. I had this issue last year while trying to get fuchsias to establish in a basket.

Is there any hope of it improving?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,790
    Do we know the variety name?
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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 411
    Shrimp cocktail.

    I have marinka round the outside which is fairing better.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,790
    My goodness it really is nothing like it should be https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/fuchsia-shrimp-cocktail-hardy/p4294TM

    My first thought is that it looks rather like weed killer contamination. 

    Did you grow the plants yourself or buy them in?
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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 411
    Bought it in.

    If it was too wet would that have an effect on flowers being deformed?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,790
    I wouldn’t have thought wet conditions would affect it like that  :/

    i think that may be an attack of Fuchsia Gall Mite
     https://www.thebfs.org.uk/textfiles/fuchsia-gallmite.pdf

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  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 411
    The RHS had a map of reported cases to the end of 2017 and it doesn't go much further north from Wales.

    I'm in Tayside so unlikely purely going by that?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,790
    Maybe you should report if and see what they say?

    If you bought the plant in maybe if was already infected when you got it?
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 16,405
    2018 was very warm so planty fo opportunity for pests and diseases to spread further north, especially on plants being moved about to supply the trade.

    I suggest you report it to the RHS and check the symptoms on their website.

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 2,987
    I agree with Dovefromabove, it looks like the early stages of Gall Mite. You may be in Tayside, but your plants may have been raised somewhere else and travelled up to your local garden centre to be sold.

    The only way to control it is to prune it back hard. Clean your blades and make sure no leaves or materials are left in the soil or surrounding areas. 
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