Bought 2 more fuchsias today

scotkatscotkat Posts: 196

Red Spider and Dorothy Hanly so now got 8 new fuchsias.

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  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

    I have just taken cuttings from four I bought a month ago (Dark Eyes, Claudia, Genii, Annabel).  They are great value plants, some for pots, others for dot plants in the border. 

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,632

    I should like some for 2 hanging baskets on the north side of the house.   I should find some at a good plant fair I'm going to this weekend.  Any recommendations?    Not fussed about colour but do want good doers.

    The Vendée, France
  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

    Claudia is a lovely pink trailing one, suitable for a hanging basket.

    I don't do hanging baskets - I am no good at them - keep forgetting to water them, so most of ours are upright - our Claudias are fillers for big pots. 

    My favourite is Annabelle, almost hardy - can handle 3-4 degrees of frost, but upright. Genii is a lovely golden leaved one that can survive outside most winters in a sheltered corner (but not where you live, Obelixx!)

  • scotkatscotkat Posts: 196

    We could always swap fuchsia cuttings Gold1locks.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,632

    Thanks Goldilocks.   I'll look out for Claudia.   My hanging baskets are by the front door and the French windows so easy to remember to water them.

    I had a hardy form of variegated magellanica that has survived several bad winters in its corner but not this one it seems.   

    The Vendée, France
  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

    I have had Mrs Popple in exposed borders for 10 years. It is as hardy as the magellanicas but has lovely big flowers - more like the more blousey hybrids.  It grows to around 2 feet high. 

  • Andy19Andy19 Posts: 548

    obelixx Swingtime & Voodoo get a great name for hanging baskets i have swingtime and it's growing great. 

  • scotkatscotkat Posts: 196

    And Madeliene Sweenie is another beauty in a basket.And 7th heaven.

     

     

  • What's a good purple -y one to train into a standard? I've always wanted to try that!
  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 499

    I did that once. It was great fun. Sadly hardy fuchsias can get cut to ground level in cold winters, which defeats the whole process, so if you do it then keep it in a pot that you can move in winter. 

    Mrs. Popple is a sturdy, hardy purple. Check this out: 

    https://www.sycamoretrading.co.uk/-shrubs/fuchsia-mrs-popple/prod_880.html?ccUser=

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