Jimmy Crawford Posts: 468
Anyone else having issues with their Fuschia plants this year?
I have six plants of varying ages between 1 year and 4 years old and none of them are showing any signs of budding. In fact all of the stem are resembling dead wood. Would't be overly upset, as there are plenty things growing on that could be replacing them, just find it a bit odd.
I have fuchsias overwintered in teh greenhouse in their hanging baskets which are lined with coir mats so well insulated. I've been giving them water for a month and no sign of any growth at all. However, their progeny taken from cuttings last spring and grown on in a long plastic window box, also kept in the unheated greenhouse are happily showing fresh green leaves and shoots.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
Outdoor ones showing signs of life now.
Vine Weevils have had my only fuschia this year. Roots completely gone.
No buds on mine yet I'm afraid, no vine weevils either .... Think just a waiting time
Ours are all showing growth, but our garden is very sheltered so don't take this as the norm. I foiled vine weevils by putting slate chipping around our strawberries(in a container) maybe it would work around other plants?
I'll need to dig one up and have a look at the roots and check for Weevils.
scrape away a bit of bark,if they are green they are still alive, be patient.