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Cold or sun damage?

B3B3 Posts: 25,252
It's  supposed  to be hardy  but had been in the porch over winter.

In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,440
    My guess is cold damage.  Like the shoes by the way  :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,165
    Aye - those blue shoes have definitely got a bit of cold @B3..... :D
    What is the plant?
    It might simply be affected by being inside -in a pot?
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671
    Looks like a fuchsia plant.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,252
    edited April 2020
    Plastic GC clogs. Surprisingly comfortable! £9.99
    It's a hardy fuchsia. It got a lot of midday sun the other day. That's why I wondered.
     I'm not sure whether to put it back inside  unheated  porch or leave it out to harden up. Ive put it in a more sheltered spot out of the midday sun for now. Porch is filling up with seed trays
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671
    I would leave it out what's the name of it some are more hardy than others.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,165
    I'd leave it out too. It'll just shed those damaged leaves at some point.
    I doubt it'll do well long term in a pot though. It'll dry out too quickly.
    The hardy ones usually get quite large, but they like damp shade.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,252
    edited April 2020
    I don't know the name. It was a present. To be honest,I wouldn't have chosen it myself. This is year three. The container is big enough for now but I'll have to find somewhere to put it in the ground eventually. 
    It's the usual, pink with purple centre not doubles. Looking at the shape of the leaves before damage I'd say it was of the hardy-ish variety.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 671
    You could cut back to the next set of leafs on the damaged stems to undamaged set of leafs it will be fine. As fairygirl says better in the ground with a bit of shade grows to about four to five feet tall good luck.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053
    I'd say you'll lose those damaged leaves, but new growth will be fine. 
    I'd just leave it alone. Much less effort.
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,252
    I always go with the much less effort option. I can always prune it later if needed.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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