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Any help available on how much and when to prune climbing Fuchsias please?


By Johned

Dorset, United Kingdom Gb

North Dorset in open ground trained to east facing Summerhouse wall.



I have lady boothby and i dont do anything to it until the spring. late march early april. I then remove and dead/damaged material and re shape it if needed. The upper material protects the buds further down from hard frost.

25 Oct, 2009


Agree with Seaburn, but would just say no fuchsia should be cut in the autumn, always leave the topgrowth in place, prune back in spring when you see growth beginning.

25 Oct, 2009


Spot on Lady B's are tough old birds...even up here in NE Scotland lol
But - to be sure of her weathering the storms of winter - leave her alone just now and once there is life appearing next year - prune to your requirements... and you can even use the pruned shoots as cuttings....just stick 'em in a pot or even the ground nearby and they will really is an easy fuchsia to keep going.

25 Oct, 2009

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