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Swapping fuchsia cuttings


By Scotkat


Anyone want to swap .

Shall put up a list of my cuttings.

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My fuchsias are hopeless this year Kath. - No cuttings suitable, and very slow growth. I lost a lot in the winter aswell. Maybe later in the year I'll be able to take some cuttings.

9 May, 2009


I had lost most of mine bu thave been buying plugs earlier in year and taking cuttings.

Also bought new fuchsias this year so will be taking tip cuttings soon.

Be good to have a fuchsia swap cuttings group.

9 May, 2009


Yes it would. I've bought a few new ones but very small . I'll be taking cuttings later when they've grown a bit. I'd like to swap some when they're ready.

9 May, 2009


Ok I will put up a list of my new fuchsias that I have cuttings and will be taking cuttings.

And Lady Boothy growing slow outside will take a tip cutting for you to give back.

9 May, 2009


Thanks Kath :o)

9 May, 2009


Your welcome Hywel:)

9 May, 2009


A great idea, mine are very slow to come into new growth this year also, and like you Hywel i lost some good plants over the winter, especialy the larger one's, dissapointing really, I was reluctant to buy more this year as i always do too many, not leaving room for much else,

9 May, 2009


Lets all put up a list of our Fuchsia names.

9 May, 2009


I'll put a list of the ones I think I can get the best cuttings from. I'll have a look at them later.

9 May, 2009


My list

Coachman from Islander growing very nice

Swingtime standard from cutting from Islander

Rest I have bought

Dancing Flame
7th Heaven

Melting Moments





Black Prince


Igloo Maid

Bon Accord

Breeders delight
Blue Boy
Aunite Jinks

New ones today all go tloads of 3leaves these are for standards for kids garden club

Sarah Eliza
Deltas Sarah
Orange Crush

10 May, 2009


Anyone got encliandra fuchsia cuttings

10 May, 2009


I don't have any that I can take cuttings off at present Kath. They're all so small. I've bought a few new ones but not big enough to take cuttings yet. Later hopefully.

10 May, 2009


What are the names of your new fuchsias Hywel?

11 May, 2009


My new ones are :-
Pink Galore
Natasha Sinton
Alice Hoffman (hardy)
Deltas Sarah (hardy)
Dollar Princess (hardy)
Heidi Ann (hardy)
Garden News (hardy)
Tom West (hardy ? )

These next ones will be able to take cuttings in a few weeks :-
Celia Smedley
Lechlade Magician ( hardy - a large bush )
Delta's Parade
Delta's Sprinkler
Blue Mirage
Miss California
Orange Crush

I also have some of Beryl's because I keep them for her in the winter
Some have cuttings but they don't have labells on them.

11 May, 2009


In your list I have Orange Crush,Garden News and Deltas Sarah.

Out yours and mine we can swop some cuttings later .

Today going to buy a bigger fuchsia its £3.50 more than I would want to pay but is a beauty Dorothy Clive.
And not seen it in a plug.

Its stopped raining floks looks like it may be nice was frosty frosy forst but steam now rising.

11 May, 2009


David (Hardy)
Anna of Longleat
Allsion Patricia
Pink Spangles

Bought these for someone else but will let them grow on in my greenhouse and maybe take cuttings along the way.

12 May, 2009


This is a great idea Scotkat, i dont know why Goy does not have a " plant swap shop,"
I am on the lookout for Fuchsia microphylla,

16 May, 2009


I had that but it didn't survive the move to this garden. It was always full of bees. They love it.

16 May, 2009


I love the idea of a swap list!

How would you go about sending them to someone who is willing to swap? I was telling my wife about the idea of a cuttings-swapping group & she wondered how they would be sent & what precautions one would need to take to ensure they arrive intact & - most importantly - alive. I told her that millions of plants are sent out every year & most arrive OK.

20 May, 2009


A swap list is great idea. I have always been enthusiastic about fuchsias. Quite a few years back I joined the Leicester fuchsia society. I swapped many fuchsias with friends (not by post though!) also and ended up with about 40-50 different varieties. As they all grew I soon ran out of space, I gave some to neighbours and friends and only have a few hardy ones left now. I wish I had kept some of the stunners such as 'swingtime' which were very impressive as a full or half standard. I still love fuchsias but now grow many other flowers also.

8 Aug, 2009


Yes will be taking tip cuttings soon and happy to send via post Richard.

9 Aug, 2009


Thanks for that ScotKat I will return the favour.

9 Aug, 2009


Whatever happened to your idea of a swap list? I just found this post again. I took 4 or 5 cuttings each of the 7 varieties I have a day or two ago. I will have to leave them to root on the balcony as there is no room in the flat for more plants. My windowsills are chock-a-block with plants, in some cases up to 3 tiers high!

15 Oct, 2009


Balcony I had pc problems anm dbeen vry busy tending to my ladies gardens .

Sorry but not forgetting.

15 Oct, 2009


I was just curious! I took some cutting myself the other day. Today I put them inside a big plastic bag so they will be protected from the wind.

I also put a big plastic bag around my greenhouse on the balcony. The original plastic cover got torn up by the wind - I used a bag the mattresses had come in nearly two years ago. I always knew I'd find a use for them one day! LOL!

As the bag doesn't cover the front I shall use the 2nd bag but sideways to wrap round the front. I shall have to figure out a way of making it easy to open & close.

16 Oct, 2009


How about clothes pegs balcony.

16 Oct, 2009


That may be a good idea, Kat! I'll give it a go tomorrow & let you know how I get on.

16 Oct, 2009


How did your fuchsia tip cutting s come along Balcony?

29 Aug, 2010


A few have died but others are growing but none of them have really taken off! I'm surprised at my lack of ability to root Fuchsias as I used to do before going to Spain in '82. Then I grew a lot of standards & often rooted the little side shoots with no problem at all! I just put 4 - 6 in a 3" pot & left them to get on with the business of making roots. They were on the windowsill of a spare, unheated bedroom. Perhaps there lies the secret of my success!

But some have spent over a year in clay pots on my balcony railing. I only took them off the railings in the really cold spells we had but they still remained on the balcony in the plastic greenhouse I mentioned further up. I only seem to have lost 1 plant of the 10 I had but none of the others are doing very well at all.m For one thing they all have red edging to their leaves. A couple have begun to flower but they are poor looking plants! :-(

One is Dollar Princess, of which I have a couple. Another is Beacon, from a cutting this year.

The 2 Beacon standards have done very badly this year, they are hardly clinging onto life. I started them off as cutting at least 6 or 7 years ago. They began the season looking very well & they were flowering very well but then they started looking sad & one I thought I was killing it from overwatering so I let it dry out to the point of wilting. It then seemed to make a recovery once I started watering again but it has since gone backwards again. :-(

29 Aug, 2010


"How about clothes pegs balcony"

I took up your idea & it worked well, thank you! :-) Sorry I didn't thank you months ago, I clean forgot.

29 Aug, 2010


Balcony I was 'nt looking for thanks I had forgoten to ,had just rembered myself.

29 Aug, 2010


I imagine you weren't looking for thanks but seeing your message I thought I owed you thanks for a good idea anyway :-)

29 Aug, 2010

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