Why do hardy fuchsias sometimes stop flowering?
I have had this happen many times, including this year. This delightful diminutive one is 'Lady Thumb'. It is in a 12" diameter pot and was blooming beautifully until recently. And I have 'Son of Thumb' (brother of Thumb?) in a 14" pot which looks as though it might start to do the same thing soon. But I also had it happen to 'Dollar Princess' which was growing in the ground. I have been feeding once per week with liquid feed and tomato fertilizer. And should I remove by hand each of the seed pods which begin forming? Will this help it to stay in flowering mood? Help appreciated.
- 22 Aug, 2009