I've spent a lot of time recently on the forums and the internet trying to discover what I should do about a fuchsia, a previous owner planted. Its exact variety is unknown but I have presumed it to be something like 'Hawkshead'.
The plant has very thin white/green petals, late summer flowers, two tone woody bark that flakes it's outer layers and long thin oval leaves with a pointed tips that drop over winter. Its stems are probably a good 3cm thick and the whole plant has been left to grow wild, approximately 3m x 3m x 1m(d).
I've been brutal about cutting back my common species of fuchsia and they have grown back a treat, but with this specific plant I'm not quite sure what to do. I've watched it through a full year of growth and believe me, it's not a fast grower... previous light pruning thorough out the year didn't seems to generate any new growth but did help to keep the worst of the tangled branches at bay.
I really like this plant and I didn't want to just cut it back like the other fuchsias just in case I killed it, but it's looking leggy and more than a little tired... Does anyone have any advice on how to rejuvenate?