when should I prune fushias - I live in North Devon
I know that fuchsias can look a bit messy in the winter and it's tempting to cut them down. However you need to wait for spring. When they begin to sprout again, you'll be able to see where the new shoots are and you can cut the old wood back to the new sproutings.
I live in West Devon, and agree with Emma, cut them down in the Spring, they would also benefit from a nice dollop of mulch about 4 - 6 inches if you can to protect the roots and bottom shoots, just in case we have a winter like last year!