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fuchsia leaves

Can you check to see if vine weevil grubs have eaten the roots? I believe that fuchsias are one of their favourite plants.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,785

    I agree with Kate - if they are in pots, tip an affected plant out and look for 'C' shaped Vine Weevil grubs.  If in the ground, Vine Weevil isn't usually a problem (but still can be in some soils.)  Here's a great web page for checking for diseases which affect fuchias:

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks for reply  No vine weevil, Plants are treated twice a year and I don't think they give you the silver leaves, but have checket no sign. Thanks for your help  Trevor

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Are they in full sunshine? That might cause them to burn up with the temperatures we've had recently.

  • Some are but it does'nt seem to matter where they are, I have been growing fuchsias for a number of years and have over 500 at last count some 180 differant cultivars just feel helpless to see them in this state.

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