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Fuchsias under attack!!


There is a worrying article on the homepage of the RHS website regarding a gall mite that is attacking Fuchsias around the country.

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I've heard about this. We must all be vigilent....

24 Oct, 2010


Totally agree, especially as I was looking forward to buying one of those lovely New zealand species for the garden.

24 Oct, 2010


Would that be procumbens? I once had one in a hanging basket...very quirky flowers....

24 Oct, 2010


Oh dear...

GD - my F.perscandens is not as hardy as I was hoping. The outer leaves are very sad after that first frost so will certainly need full winter protection. Not that it will put me off it though.

24 Oct, 2010


Not sure I would try F. procumbens, but I was looking forward to trying F.perscandens. I have a "3 trys and you're out" rule for plants in the garden and I don't do winter protection, except for moving the Pelargoniums I have in pots, into the kiddies playhouse for the winter (there is a roof but the 'windows' are not glazed so the wind can still get in).

24 Oct, 2010


F.procumbens is a small plant - probably a windowsill plant in the winter GD.

24 Oct, 2010


Might have a go with one on one of my side garden beds, near to the Kiwi fruit and the Myrtus ugni.

24 Oct, 2010

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