Tying in a Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby'
I've got a Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby' plant that needs to be tied in. Unfortunately when the shoots started to grow in the Spring they were a bit away from the trellis. I initially used some twine wrapped around the lower stems to help support it, and then added some further twine higher up. But it's not looking very good at all and now that they're getting taller I've just attempted to tie in the stems to the trellis. However to do that I have to slightly bend the stems backwards and I really don't know if this is right or not. There are some stems near the front that wouldn't reach right the way back to the trellis either.
The photos I've seen of them look so impressive but I have no idea how people manage to get them looking that good. Can anyone give me some pointers as to what I'm doing wrong, or how I can help it better?
Here's some photos:
As you can see in the final photo the front stems are quite a distance from the trellis.
Thanks for any help,