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Hereford, United Kingdom Gb

hi everyone,i know i read somewhere that there was a fuschia expert and im hoping to find them,i planted a shope bought fuschia last year,all i can remember is it was pink and white not red and purple,but because i wasnt aware abouthardiness and frost etc it seemed to lose all its leaves,flowers and die back,i was out weeding yesterday(hence no updates of photos on other questions) and there seems to be new growth coming through at the very bottom of the plant where the branches start splitting,i cant think of right name, so is the fuschia being reborn and ifso should i move it to a sunnier location as so far its getting morning sun for a few hours,3/4 and then its getting the late evening sum for an hour or 2,thanks for all your help,oh and its in the ground not potted,again i will add a picture later




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theres a very good plantsman who i admire on here called doctorbob .he will know or he will know someone who does.

2 Jun, 2009

 

They do die back in the winter and mine are all sprouted from the bottom, but I think the man you are looking for is Hywel, in case he is too busy in the garden these lovely days, click onto his page and send him a private message, In case he misses this question. Beiong as you are a fairly new Memebr and I havent seen Hywel on line lately, Click on Members at the top of the page, then Type in Hywel in the search box at the top Right hane corner of the next page You will find him click on his Logo to send him a private message.

2 Jun, 2009

 

my fuchsias do this too. i have left them in the same place for 10 years now and only prune the dead top growth when i see new shoots. they do like some shade so they sound as if they are in an ideal spot.

2 Jun, 2009

 

Leave it where it is, cut back the dead wood, give it a feed and wait for it to come back in all it's glory. Don't worry about which sort it is, enjoy what you have.

2 Jun, 2009

 

Hey Leigh, Thanks for that. That's another fiver I owe you Lol.

2 Jun, 2009

 

doc what comes around goes around mate you dont ow me anything.ive only done for you what im quite sure you would do for me and infact have many times.its not realy that what a waste if we waste our wisdom.humans as a race are wastefull enough . youve shown me respect and caring what ever i look like.take care of yourself mate im guessing your enjoying the weather bye for now.
ps in a lot of ways id rather be a plant in a lot of ways as they have nothing to prove they are just being amazing plants.can you realy say that about most people.

2 Jun, 2009

 

Yes, leave it alone, Future. :o)

As said, they do die back and regrow from the base, so yours is doing what it should do. Don't move it either, as fuchsias actually prefer a bit of shade, so it's getting enough sun to keep it happy.

2 Jun, 2009

 

that was a tenner we agreed on i thaught doc lol

2 Jun, 2009

 

Hang on Leigh, don't push your luck. LOL.
I will come to you though if I ever need a reference. Lol

2 Jun, 2009

 

brilliant, thanks for all the advice,is great to know i havent killed it off,i do have a picture im currently putting on the comp and more pics of my garden, its amazing how much there is to learn lol

2 Jun, 2009

 

you will never stop learning i think doctor bob is still learning even though his plant knowladge is vast

2 Jun, 2009

 

Yes you are quite right Leigh, but as I can see with your sculptures you are putting your knowledge into practice, it puts a new slant on gardening of a strong lasting nature. I study new things every day, it is never too late to learn and many of the best things I have learnt is by word of mouth. I had a friend once who had a collection of 57 varieties of Fuschia, the only month he didn't take cuttings was December.

2 Jun, 2009

 

wow its often who you know that becomes what you know and ofcourse vise verser .like me your worst mistake often does you the best faver in the long run doc though it just doesnt seam like it at the time.ow i have a question as it goes doc if ya wouldnt mind.im after some bamboo barrier and any info thats relevent.i know theres people who sell it about 10cm wide when it should be 50cm.ive got a green bamboo in an old strong childrens bucket buried down to the lid with the bottem cut out.i would of done it with the yellow one but my neighber has changed her mind and its already in the ground.if you think i should dig it up even its better than letting it get more istablished.lucky i dont want much take care doc lol take care mate

2 Jun, 2009

 

Hi Leigh,
Don't move the bamboo unless you absolutely have to, it will be at it's peril. Leave it till the autumn if you can, but if you have to move it now put it in a very shady spot.
Good luck with that.

3 Jun, 2009

 

ow i dont want to move it i just need some good bamboo barrier as recomended bye you mate.

3 Jun, 2009

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