I normally prune my standard fuchsia in early Spring but this year they have been badly affected by rust.
Would it do any harm to prune them now so I can get rid of all the rust?
My fuchsias have only just succumbed to rust, as they almost always do this time of the year. I dont prune them now, just strip off all the leaves,make sure they are all of the compost, give a spray of anti fungal, they come back fine next year.
I also cut mine back by a third, if you can keep them above 5 degrees they will put on growth during the winter and give you an early start next year especially for cuttings.
Thanks for advice everyone - I think I have done something from all - I have taken off all the leaves, and binned not composted, I have cut them down to a bit below a third as I wanted to reduce the size of some of them and I have given them all a thick mulch.
I planted a climbing fuchsia last year which, even now, looks lovely growing up a trellis, no rust and cuttings take very easily. I would highly recommend it.
What type is the climbing Fuchsia Lizmac? Have you any photos?
Its called 'Lady Boothby' purchased from Home Base. Will try to put a picture on???
I'm desperate my fuschias are riddled with rust
pleas can any one help?