South Bohemia, Czech Republic
The buds are dropping off one of my potted fuchsias without opening at all....I have sixteen pots of different varieties and most are doing brilliantly but I noticed when deadheading this morning that one variety hasn't opened any buds at all and they are just falling off when you touch them gently. It started growing very late but seemed to be catching up.
There are no visible signs of any pests nor do I think it is weeviled since the fuchsias went into fresh potting compost which was then treated with anti vine weevil stuff. It doesn't have many buds, unlike all the rest which you can see some of on my photo page Some of the buds look a little deformed but there are no grubs inside.
I have also posted a photo of one that is flowering merrily - I think it may be the same type - but whose leaves are showing what looks like scorching. It has been extraordinarily hot but I am puzzled that this seems to be the only pot affected. Again, no signs of any pests.
Has anyone any ideas what might be going on with these two pots please? I have grown fuchsias for many years and rarely meet any problems other than occasional aphids and the odd vine weevil.
- 19 Jul, 2010