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By Alextb

London, England Eng

My fuschias have flowered extremely well and are well looked after. I have 2 or 3 different plants with different coloured flowers, in the hanging basket, but one plant has dead looking foliage and the flower buds that are there die off and new ones do not appear, could it be getting starved of light by a morning glory also growing there which has a lot of foliage or could it be end of the season for the particular plant, although it is not the end of Summer yet?

If it being starved of light will it perk up if I give the mornong glory a trim and is it safe or the morning glory to do so, or will it not perk up until next year or just die off.

Any advice will be greatly recieved.

Thanks in advance.



Hi Alex...It has been rather hot recently, and getting on through the flowering season. Perhaps your plants are running out of steam in a smallish baskets in this dry heat. I have couple of tender fuschias in very large tubs, and they literally explode with flowers, better than the ones in the ground! I fleece them up in winter under cover. I have never been satisfied with them in hanging baskets. In the garden the hardy only ones vary a lot, due to where they are placed but they struggle in this dry,hot weather.

26 Jul, 2010


That many fuchsias and a morning glory all in one hanging basket is far too much, I'm surprised any of them are doing well at all. One bedding fuchsia, either trailing or upright, with, say, 3 or 4 petunias or something is more than enough to fill a 14 inch basket, and even then, the fuchsia won't achieve its full growth potential.

26 Jul, 2010

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