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I am very pleased with the results of the Fuchsias that I have grown in hanging baskets for the first time ever this summer.

This is a photo of Thalia taken on the last day of August 2009

In this basket we have Thalia, Swingtime & Eva Boerg

Here is real cracker of a close up of Eva Boerg

In the link below you can see more Fuchsias & much bigger photos.

If you visit the forum in the link above don’t forget to go to the top of the page where you will find an Image Gallery where I have uploaded the original photos & you will be ably to see them in all their glory as well as several times life size!

Yesterday & today I’ve taken some cutting. I’ve put them in water & I hope they will root in a few weeks time so I can pot them up to grow on over the winter.

I would like to make a standard or two of Swingtime & perhaps Eve Boerg. I have a couple of standards at least 5 or 6 years old of a Fuchsia I now believe to be Beacon, thanks to a couple of members who kindly identified it for me.

This photo is of one of the 2 standards on the balcony. This photo is from the 1st week of July 2009

This photo I took almost 3 years ago.

While this one dates back to 2004!

In all the photos of standards above they are the same plants! They are 1 metre (3ft) high to where the branches begin. They are that high so that the heads are above the top of the railings otherwise I would’t be able to have them on the balcony. They have lived on the balcony ever since I first rooted them as cuttings. They spent the winter months in the most sheltered corner of my balcony on a table inside an enormous thick plastic bag about a meter (3ft) high but which has no top. On the same table I crowd in my Geraniums & Fuchsias & any other plant I want to keep over the winter but which won’t survive without a minimum of protection.

I roll the bag down during warmer days & then roll it up again when frost is threatened. This way I have been able to keep many plants over the winter.

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Lovely pics :o)

1 Sep, 2009


Agree with TT.

1 Sep, 2009


I bet passers-by all stop and stare Balcony, it all looks lovely:-)

1 Sep, 2009


They are lovely Balcony.....

1 Sep, 2009


Definitely worked out well - great job Balcony!

1 Sep, 2009


I like standard fuchsias . I hope to grow some next year. Your fuchsias are very successful. I'll take a look at Beyondspace to see more.

2 Sep, 2009


i have fallen for Fuchsias
thought they were hideous as a child just liked popping them but now I want them all

x x x

great pics

2 Sep, 2009


They are well worth while growing, Mookins. They produce 100s of very nice, long lasting flowers over 3 or 4 months before becoming "tired".

I'm very pleased with my baskets! I had never before grown so many Fuchsias at once & it's also a first for me to grow them in hanging baskets. Until now I had always grown them as small bushes or standards.

I shall move the baskets into the interior of the balcony & let them become pretty dry. That I'm afraid is all the protection I shall be able to give them. There simply won't be any room on the table in the sheltered corner. As a lot of the plants are hardy I don't think this will make any difference to them. I've taken some cutting anyway which I have put in water. Belt & braces!!! lol!

2 Sep, 2009


An update to this blog:

The Fuchsias DID survive that winter but, sadly ;-(( not the following. My Beacon standards, which I'd had since about 2002-3 all died during the winter of 2010/11 as did almost all the rest of my Fuchsias ;-(( I was left with 2 (out of 4) Sarah's Delta plants & one (out of 4) of Snowcap.

The standards had spend every single winter previously in the corner of the balcony on a table inside a big, thick plastic bag. Last winter I even put several newspaper sheets rolled around the stems to give them extra protection - to no avail!

6 Nov, 2011

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