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moving fuschia

I have a beautiful white fuschia growing in the wrong place.Is it possible to move it to a better site without doing too much damage to it ? I would appreciate any advice 



  • How big is it?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • It's roughly 3ft high 

  • It's roughly 3ft high. Probably should have been pruned but it didn't happen.

  • Hi Delores2 get as much of the root ball as you can ,and dig a similar hole as the root ball in the  right place sprinkle some general fertiliser and back fill removing any air pockets as you go ,and be careful of your back it will be quite heavy .


  • Hi Clogherhead,thanks for adcice. Should I cut it back before moving or move it as it is ?. 

  • I would cut it back to 3 -4 in from the base new shoots will appear through out the year


  • Thanks for your help. I will do it tomorrow.

  • Sorry forgot to mention give it lots of water to settle it in and then every other day


  • Thanks again. Will do

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,702

    It will be fine being moved at this time of year. I don't prune mine till early spring anyway when I cut them right down.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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