What to do with these
Hi, I have a small bed of Fuchias. It has been neglected but now that I have more time than of late, I'd like to get it as it should be.
The bed gets sunshine early to mid morning. After that it is shaded by Roses and Honeysuckle growing opposite and above it.
The Fuchsias seem happy enough and grow lovely flowers.They stay in position all year long.
The 'red' one ( name unknown) is 8 ft tall with flowers from base to top. The 'blue' one is Delta Sarah and as you see, although having beautiful flowers, is very 'woody' There are also a couple of others in there in the same state.
My questions are..could or should I cut them back and if so, by how much and when?
Although I can replace them, I'd hate to kill them through hacking at them :}
Wow, the climbing fushia looks amazing even though I don't like fushias.
Thankyou, yes it's lovely Its quite old...10 years+
Fuchsias will quite happily take loads of cutting back. My hardy Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' get cut back to the ground every Spring as I don't want it to get too massive and it puts on 2-3 feet (in old money!) every year.
I agree with Ladybird, accidentally dug up part of the root from neighbours hardy fuchsia he was really nice about it and completely trimmed it, its back with a better shape and lovely flowers thank goodness
(Sorry about emo's, gone a bit ott on another thread, just slapped myself and feeling better now)
I'll leave it until Springtime then Ladybird4, thankyou.
(Do you think we might get 'old money' back after Brexit? )
oops about the part root digging herbaceous
He is a proper gardener Whippet, bet he wishes I'd move!
Perhaps he looks on you as a challenge
Take some cuttings now so you have some spare plants just in case your fuchsias don't take kindly to a bit of discipline.
That's a good idea Ceres, thankyou. I have never had much success with cuttings though but yes, worth a shot.