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I want some hardy fuchsias...i thought i put some in last year but they died...Can someone suggest any please?



Cheap-ish ones available at the moment in Morrison's. 1.29 each - several varieties on offer.

24 Apr, 2011


They do die back you have to cut them down and they shall return if they were hardy ones.

Riccartonii, Mrs Popple, Army Nurse AGM, Dorothy Hanley, Lady Boothby, Gold Brocade.

24 Apr, 2011


but after this winter I have lost some of mine.

24 Apr, 2011


I normally place a load of leaves on top for winter to protect mine

24 Apr, 2011


the beech tree does that for me but to no avail this time.

24 Apr, 2011


That s such a shame Seaburngirl.

24 Apr, 2011


It really looks as if I've lost my 'Lady Boothby' this time. I put leaves on the crowns but they blow away. Luckily I took cuttings - they were in a polytunnel (I borrowed some space, it's not mine) and I thought they'd all failed, but a couple of fuchsia cuttings are struggling through - and one is Lady B.

25 Apr, 2011


I too lost all mine so starting with less fuchsias this year and if they come again good if no just buy new plugs and bring them on.

Good luck with what you buy.

25 Apr, 2011


Just ordered some Army nurse....lets hope they do better with a bit more protection thro the winter

25 Apr, 2011


I think that the cumulative affect of TWO hard winters did see off a lot of what had been - up until then quite hardy varieties. I too lost a lot - including nearly all the Lady Boothby. Oddly enough any fuchsias in hanging baskets that got left out by mistake have mostly made it through - the ones in the ground have not!
The really old garden hardy ones that are decades old are all fine...Mrs Popple for one.

25 Apr, 2011


I can vouch for Mrs Popple too - I had one that was quite newly planted when winter arrived early last autumn, but she's growing again now. Unlike some of the other new ones I had. Oh well.... :-(

25 Apr, 2011


Lena seems to be the most resilient of the ones I have, and is certainly the earliest of them to start into growth. It is a lax grower and is good for planting near the edge of a low wall to hang over it. New millenium, Alice Hoffman, Tom and Lady Thumb ,Son of Thumb and Dollar Princess have all survived winter.
Plant them with the crowns about four inches lower than the soil level, and leave the last year's growth on over winter - this gives slight protection and also helps to stop your dead bracken of leaves etc from blowing away.

These are all smallish ones - Mrs Popple is much bigger.

25 Apr, 2011


Yes indeed Mrs Popple can grow a far height if left to it and makes a smashing hedge! I planted one right ON the edge of the beach in a cottage garden some 20 years ago and it is still there despite the harshest of winter storms.
My own huge one has been cut back to ground level several times throughout its long 50+ year history and pops back up without a qualm. Another one which became massive in a previous garden - we subsequently discovered had its "feet" down a small well shaft....LOL ...There is no doubt Mrs P is a survivor;>>))

26 Apr, 2011


Just seen this comment - if it pops up again that must be why its called Mrs Popple (sorry...)

1 May, 2011

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