marc herbert Posts: 7
my mother in law grew a few climbing fushias from cuttings and gave me a couple. 2 of them are going really well and have buds on. the other one didnt do to well but is starting a come back. but the other one was going really well and even started growing buds but yesterday for no reason it started wilting. i watered it partially yesterday (as i thought it was due to lack of water) i didnt want to over water it as we were due a down pour today. i have watered it again today but it just looks like it has given up the ghost. have i over watered it or could it be something else? should i give up on it?
Could you post a photo? Sometimes seeing the plant can help come up with possibilities of what's gone wrong.
Have you checked the roots for something chewing them, it's a bit early for vine weevil grubs but maybe something there.
it is in a bed where it gets the morning sun but the other ones are in beds where they get the afternoon sun so didnt think it would of been an issue. i will move it if need be. i am in benfleet, we did have a hot one today so maybe it is that
Lyn, its not too early for vine weevil grubs, I`ve just had potted dahlias decimated by them eating all the roots off the tubers, so marc when you move your fuchsia I suggest you wash all the soil from around the roots and replant in fresh soil just in case! Good luck.
I've discovered a lot of vine weevil when cutting turf to create a new path!
I agree this could be an issue Wishbone, very destructive creatures!
Tried moving it today and it was rotten at the base of the stem. Not sure what the cause is
What does a vine weevil grub look like? I have found a few grubs in the soil but not sure what they are. Pasty white ugly things, I usually put them on the bird table
Vine weevil grubs. Orange heads ... no legs.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.