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Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’


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The Fuchsia ‘Lady Boothby’ that Tralamander sent me back in January …

… I took a few cutting & it …

… was put out on the balcony in March …

together with a couple of pots of cuttings I took from it:

It had spent several months in a pot on the table in a corner of the balcony while it grew bigger & while I waited for the weather to warm up but finally I planted it in a big pot where I have a shrub rose ‘Fred Loads’. As this rose has been getting worse every year – it hasn’t even flowered this year & the only bud that was forming was burnt off by the days of strong winds we had during late May – early June.

The growing tips of the Fuchsia were also burnt off a couple of weeks ago so I turned the pot around so that the plant is now pointing into the balcony which I hope will give it a little extra protection from the winds.

I noticed this morning that it is now growing again. The plant is about 40-50 cm high now but as soon as it can get going again I’ve no doubt it will take off & in a few months time will be taller than me!

I don’t know the eventual height but it is probably several metres. I don’t expect it to reach that sort of height this year though.

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Yes, looks like she's away now!

3 Jul, 2012


Lady Boothby will grow tall in a short time ... a fast grower. I hope you get lots of flowers :o)

3 Jul, 2012


Good luck with your lady, and to her ladies in waiting :D x

3 Jul, 2012


Thank you all for your comments & I hope to see it growing away quickly very soon. :-)) I'm looking forward to seeing many flowers over this summer & the future summers as well!

6 Jul, 2012

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