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Four Fuchsias from Dick on balcony

Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

I have 4 new Fuchsias that came from my friend at church, Dick. I’ve since repotted them & now they are outside on our balcony! Dick gave me them because he has no room in his tiny garden but he was given them by his daughter. They were originally planted in big clay pots but as his daughter wanted the pots back I had to remove them from the pots & put them in four big plastic pots with fresh compost.

They are lovely plants & I hope to keep them for several years, at least! Three are trained as small standards but the other is untrained. I pruned off several very low branches & used them as cuttings. I hope these will root. I cut the branches up into a couple of cutting each so if they do root I will end up with another 10 plants!!!

I don’t have a photo yet of all 4 together but I do have a couple of photos of the first 2 he gave me together.

Posted 2 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Perhaps I should modify the title of this blog as I have been given another two Fuchsia plants by Dick! The first one he gave me, on 15th July 2017, is called ‘Jollies Macon’ & it is still in the original pot that Dick gave me it in on balcony.

Posted 14 days ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Here is a photo of the 2nd (or should that be, 5th) Fuchsia Dick gave me on August 6th. This time it was from a neighbour of his – not his daughter! This one is unnamed & is a cerise & purple standard.

Posted 14 days ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Although all these Fuchsia standards were given to me in full flower none of them seems very happy on the balcony. Even though I had to repot three of them (one later died) I don’t understand what’s the matter with them.

They start by dropping their flowers & then their leaves & I’m left with almost bare branches!

Posted 4 days ago

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