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RE: FUSHIA LADY BOOTHBY

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WE BOUGHT A LADY BOOTHBY LAST YEAR AND IT WAS GROWING NICELY UP OUR PERGOLA. BUT SINCE LAST NIGHT IT SEEMS TO HAVE GONE A BUT WILTED ( MAYBE DUE TO COLD WEATHER). SHOULD I BE PUTTING SOME PROTECTION AROUND IT OR DOING SOMETHING WITH IT DURING THE WINTER.


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I suspect that it is like most fuchsias - if it is a hardy one. You will need to wait until the spring and then cut it back to healthy buds. Fuchsias don't like frost, but for the hardy ones, it just kills off the top growth and they grow again from the base.

Sadly, if it isn't hardy, then it won't recover. I am afraid I don't know about Lady Boothby - is it meant to be hardy?

9 Jan, 2009

 

It is supposed to be Hardy but this winter will test some old reliables, so I expect you have lost the top growth. I should put some protection round the base and keep your fingers crossed. Good luck.

9 Jan, 2009

 

i have one of these, i didn't protect at all last year it was in a pot though, and this year it flowered beautifully, it does die back Carrie mine is a bit dead looking at the moment but after last year i know it will be back!!

9 Jan, 2009

 

A bought a few plug plants from T & M last year. They took ages to start growing and then suddenly shot up. Like yours Carrie they are now looking very sad so I'll just have to wait and see what happens in the Spring.
I have a beautiful Mrs Popple which I inherited from the previous owner of the house. I thought it had died last year but cut it back a lot in the Spring and it came back bigger and better than before. Fingers crossed for Lady Boothby.

9 Jan, 2009

 

Hi Carrie1710 - Only just found your question, sorry! As Poaannua says, it is *supposed* to be hardy but we've had some really cold snaps this year and "hardy" seems to mean different things to different suppliers! I'd wait until spring then cut it back quite hard and it should come away again - as long as the roots haven't frozen! Ginellie's Mrs Popple is one of the hardiest fuchsias I've met - my 3 have been through 10 winters with no protection and just a good 'haircut' in March. Good luck with Lady Boothby!

13 Jan, 2009

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