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Local Fuchsia Show


These are some photos of plants at a small local Fuchsia show in Windsor that I went to on Saturday. The plants look so perfect, no chewed leaves or mishapes here. How do they do it?

There were small standards, variegated and the tiny encliandra types.

How many of us would think to grow ‘Genii’ in a pot like the one above? I think it looks amazing and nearly all classes were only in a 3.5ins, 5ins or 6.5ins pot at most.

There were a few Tryphylla type, Thalia, Koralle and Mary.

So many flowers on such a small plant.

Some were in 3.5ins pots and still so many flowers.

This class was 6 Fuchsia blooms in a tray. (Note the milk bottle tops).

Of course, I bought two plants to take home from the sales table.

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Wonderful to see all those perfect Fuchsias. How I wish I could get mine to grow like that.
Nice to know you bought some from the sales table :)

14 Aug, 2017


I wonder how they do it in such small pots! What did you buy?

14 Aug, 2017


Aren't they superb? Puts mine to shame, especially the one I bought, didn't plant in the garden, it dried out, got put in a bucket to recover, then it poured for two days and I forgot about it! Oops! Hopefully it will recover.

14 Aug, 2017


That is some display for a local show not going to even try to pick a favourite ,I am partial to the Tryphylla .

14 Aug, 2017


Thanks everyone for your comments. I wish mine looked like that too Hywel. I'm amazed at the amount of flowers and in such small pots. They all seem to have their own feeding "tricks" but no one's letting on their secrets. The tryphyllas are Thalia and Koralle which are different shades of orange and the last one is Mary which is red and looked even more fabulous in the flesh.
I bought the only two on the sales table Hywel, 'Put's Folly' and the other label said 'Devil Woman' which I can't find any information about at all. It's like it doesn't exist unless one of the exhibitors had named it themself.

15 Aug, 2017


Maybe it's one someone grew from seed themselves :)

15 Aug, 2017


You could be right Hywel.When I bought the plants I was served by Sid Garcia, chairman of the society show I went to who lives about a mile away from me. He is a Judge and speaker for British Fuchsia Society and has bred quite a few. He has one named after him too.

16 Aug, 2017


Yes, there's a few with the name 'Garcia' in them. Interesting to have met him.
Another thing is it maybe a new variety named this year.

16 Aug, 2017

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