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Fuschia pruning

Mike176Mike176 Posts: 21
Hello all, 
I have a fantastic fuschia which has grown wild and needs a trim. Any do’s and don’ts that you’d like to share?! PS It sits in damp shade all year.
Thanks
Mike

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,920
    You can cut the whole thing down to about a foot from the ground at the end of February. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Mike176Mike176 Posts: 21
    I shall bear that in mind Lyn, thanks for getting in touch. Enjoy your weekend 
  • @Mike176 : Your fuchsia looks a lot like one I have = Lady Boothby. 'She' grows about 4-5 feet per year & blooms for about 6 months of the year here in coastal SW Wales. I lop about 5 foot off each major limb & toss some homemade compost forked in around the root area in a deep shady bed. Enjoy.
  • I have the same one growing in a damp corner by my front door. I jst trim it back to the size I want each year, sometimes take out a woody stem and give it the occasional tomato feed treat.In Cornwall fuschias are almost evergreen if grown in a sheltered place.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,920
    I don’t think that’s Lady Boothby, doesn’t look like mine. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 962
    As Lyn said cut back end February, that's how I treat ours, use the clippings as pea sticks.
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