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how to look after the fuchsia blacky



Maybe a 'please' would be more polite - but I will try to help you.

When winter approaches, take it out of its container, cut it back and wrap the roots up in damp newspaper. Keep the plant dry-ish in a frost-free place - I use a cardboard box under my greenhouse staging, while others use a shed. Then in the spring, re-pot it in fresh compost, water it and get it in a light position.

22 Aug, 2010


That's an interesting approach Spritz! I have one too and may give that a go. Do I shake the excess soil of the roots? Do you think that it may work with my triphylla fuchsia as well?
I'll say thanks on behalf of the OP, as I've learnt something new today!

22 Aug, 2010


No, Meanie - just as it is. Actually, thinking about it, I left some of the plants not cut back - and they came through really well too - I just trimmed off any obviously dead pieces in the spring. I'm not familiar with your particular fuchsia, but I don't see why not!

Thanks for the 'thanks'! I just hope that this guest is happy with the advice, too.

23 Aug, 2010


Thanks Spritz.
This is the link for my triphylla Fuchsia - it's been an outstanding plant!

23 Aug, 2010


I'll look...Thanks! :-)


Oh yes - like Thalia, which I've grown in the past, but nicer, I'd say. Definitely wrth keeping! :-)))

23 Aug, 2010


We're hijacking somebodies thread here!!
I usually grow Thalia, but plumped for that one by way of a change. It has been one of the successes of the year!

23 Aug, 2010


It's a guest question, so they can read but not reply.

I'll look out for 'your' fuchsia! Maybe our guest will too! :-)

23 Aug, 2010

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