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A dreich wet morning at Glamis


By Scotkat


I popped down to the walled garden this morning.

I was only there to tend to my fuchsias .

I never had my jacket off very cold and leaking roof.

So pleased loads of rooted fuchsia cuttings next years plants.

And was tending to the Standards whips I have got 9 different whips on the go.

But if no heat I shall be taking them home to overwinter.

I forgot to take my camera and had hoped to take photos of the whips.

Its so easy to make standard whips.

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Kath... I don't know too much about Fucshias, can you explain the term "whips" to me, and standard whips.Can you also look at my pics,put a photo of a fucshia on and would like to know its name.Put it for yours and Hywels attention, cos I know you two are experts.:-))

19 Sep, 2013


Gralew whips are the starting of standard fuchsias.

Look for a fuchsia best with 3 leaves not a pair of leaves.

Then pot int a small pot of compost with a stake to start with a small wooded skewer and tie with twine to skewer.

And let it keeping going straight as it grows tie another piece of twine to keep tight.

As it grows pinch out side shoots with the side shoots if you want you can pot these on as extra cuttings.

For the head of the standard I shall tell you this in another blog.
When I go back on Tuesday I shall take photos of the whips.

19 Sep, 2013


Ah... I have tried traning a standard with a new plant I got this summer. It's called Betty. I will post a photo for your comments on it growth. Thank you for info. and looking for the name of the other one :-)

19 Sep, 2013


Mine is doing fine Kath. The weather is to be much warmer next week.

19 Sep, 2013


Miserable down here today too Kath. Sounds like your Fuchsias are coming along!

19 Sep, 2013


How is the whip I gave you Linda?

Yes Angie really are doing fantastic.

19 Sep, 2013


Cold here too, I hope it doesn't last much longer, my Fuchsia are ok so far, but not sure how much more they can take, before I'm forced to put them into the greenhouse.

19 Sep, 2013


Do you have a lot of fuchsias Waddy?

I still have some just blooming their socks off but suddenly the cold snap will go for them.

Others that have stopped blooming I have made a start to prune them back.

What do you do with yours to overwinter them?

Away to watch the Beechgrove garden

19 Sep, 2013


Unfortunately, yes I do have a lot. Some are getting too big now, because of a lack of space I won't over winter them this year.

I've taken cuttings from all my 'mother plants' as an insurance.

About the mid October, I cut the 'Mother plant' hard back, pop it into a frost free greenhouse, (unheated) and stop watering. If it tips a temp below freezing I just throw some fleece over them. In mid March I begin to water them just a little.

19 Sep, 2013

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