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Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,630

Hi all,I have a standard fuchsias,i believe it has to be in green house over winter and pruned,its about 2 /3 years old and had a great big show this year, now how hard do I cut please, pic one,  also pic two,, have I pruned this type correctly this one was also big and beautiful this year  many thanks.

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Pop in into the GH now, leave it slightly damp, not wet, prune in spring but only lightly cutting out straggly stems and maintain the shape, the second seems to be a bush type, leave it as it is, feed them both in spring.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 LincolnshirePosts: 1,630

    just the job Dave ,all done and in the green house,many thanks image

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,540

    Glad you're all sorted Alan image 

    Hoping dave can advise on my hardy fuschias in the garden now image

    All flowers now finished and all leaves dropped following one night of frost! All very leggy and twiggy, how hard shall I cut back? Or do I leave till spring? Hope you can help image

    Thank you x

     

  •  BMum.......you can either leave them over winter and cut back in early Spring or you can cut back now. Spring seems to work with mine.  Depends on the weather tho and where you are.  If you do them now, use the bits for cuttings as a failsafeimage

  • If you leave them til spring it helps to give more protection from frost.

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,540

    Thank you ps2 and Charlie, that's great advice, much appreciated image

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