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Overwintering Fuchsias with rust

Hello everyone

I am very new to gardening and love fuschias. I've got about 8 varieties and several of them have rust.

I plan to overwinter them. The question is, will the rust overwinter? 

I plan on removing all the leaves and flowers, cutting back the stems to a third and changing the soil.

any tips will be gratefully recieved.

Thanks

David


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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 1,507
    @87Greenman87 Welcome to the forum.  :)
    Sorry to see you didn't get a response to your first post. I don't have any answer for you but am bumping up your post to see if other members of the forum can advise you.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,952
    Take the plants right out of the posts, strip the leaves off and wash them,  check for vine weevil as they love fuchsias,, put back in clean compost and keep in GH.  When you see new shoots next Spring, cut them back to a low shoot and hopefully they’ll be ok.
    Make sure you don’t let any Rosebay Willow herb grow in your garden,  they’re a killer to fuschias. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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