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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    We have a pot in the garden (approx 1 foot high) with a fuschia growing in it - the plant is also a foot high & sprouting to around a foot in diameter.

    Being a gardening novice I thought this was how fuschias should be, however while out working I have seen gardens with large fuschia bushes complete with wonderful deep red flowers and thought how lovely if ours could become like that. Ours is just budding now so I guess to replant it should wait until the end of summer. Is it recommended to take the plant from the pot & plant it in the garden or should we start from scratch & leave the potted one as it is?

    We also have lavender in several pots which is flowering beautifully and attracting some bees, however it would be great to replant this and have it literally buzzing with bees.

    Thanks :) .

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  • Location: Swindon Wiltshire Uk
  • Location: Swindon Wiltshire Uk

    Hi Andy,

    I'm no expert, but if the plants seem to be doing well in the pots, I would leave them there and go out and get a new variety and plant that in the garden. If you really want to move the plant you already have, I wouldn't recommend doing so until October time (I gather they are hardy as they are in pots) and replant immediately and plenty of watering to minimise the stress of the transplant.

    I hope this helps :)

    Sharon

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  • Location: consett co durham
  • Location: consett co durham
    We have a pot in the garden (approx 1 foot high) with a fuschia growing in it - the plant is also a foot high & sprouting to around a foot in diameter.

    Being a gardening novice I thought this was how fuschias should be, however while out working I have seen gardens with large fuschia bushes complete with wonderful deep red flowers and thought how lovely if ours could become like that. Ours is just budding now so I guess to replant it should wait until the end of summer. Is it recommended to take the plant from the pot & plant it in the garden or should we start from scratch & leave the potted one as it is?

    We also have lavender in several pots which is flowering beautifully and attracting some bees, however it would be great to replant this and have it literally buzzing with bees.

    Thanks :) .

    youll have no trouble planting out container grown plant at this time of year,good soil preperation and copious amounts of water will see them through to the dormant season no problem peter.

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256

    some fuschias aren't fully hardy so some folk put them in pots up here so they can be moved to shelter in winter. you may want to check which variety you have, though if it's the standard 'mrs popple' you should be okay.

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    while we have a warm spell just move into the garden keep well warted

    i tryed a passion flower about 5 years ago from a cutting had it in a pot for 6 months over autum winter poped it outside and had no probs loads of passion fruit every year so if that can make it dont worry about replanting just take a clipping towards autum and replant just incase :)

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  • Location: Basingstoke
  • Location: Basingstoke

    Hi Andy

    As a very keen gardener, I would suggest and furthermore agree with some comments above.

    1. Check what variety you have and particularly if it is hardy.

    2. Moving plants in the height of summer is risky, particularly as you say that yours is budding. Plants suffer from shock when moved/re-planted - you could potentially kill the new growth and ultimately kill the whole plant.

    3. Have you checked your soil? The type of soil in the container needs to be the same as that in the ground for a more successful move.

    4. Leaving plants in pots is not necessarily a good move - root growth is inhibited causing stagnation and food intake is limited.

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  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man

    Herr Fuchs may be upset about the mis spelling of his Fuchsia shrub, but apart from that, I think they take from cuttings well, at least around here they do, they grow wild, long hedges of it up to 20ft high.

    I once used a stick to support a rose bush and discovered later it was a fuchsia twig and it rooted and grew and I had to find somewhere new for it !.

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  • Location: Bognor Regis West Sussex
  • Location: Bognor Regis West Sussex
    The fuchsia is still in the pot and is actually in better flower NOW than at any stage of the summer :lol: .

    Probably because of all the rain, mine in the garden are doing far better now too. It is worth planting it out now that we are getting so much rain and the ground is nicely damp. Even a half-hardy fuschia stands a good chance of going through the winter in Wiltshire unless we get a particularly hard winter. Why not take a few cuttings and keep them indoors or in coldframe then if the plant dies outside you still have a couple of new ones for next year.

    To take cuttings just cut off a non-flowering shoot about 3 or 4 sets of leaves down, then take off the leaves apart from the top set and the top shoot and simply stick into some good compost. It is really easy and you have very little to lose apart from your compost.

    Time to take geranium cuttings too.

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  • Location: Swindon Wiltshire Uk
  • Location: Swindon Wiltshire Uk
    The fuchsia is still in the pot and is actually in better flower NOW than at any stage of the summer :blink: .

    Yes, my fuschia is looking gorgeaus in the garden at the moment. It definitley looks better now than a couple of months ago.

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  • Location: Heswall, Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: warm, humid, thundery. Winter: mild, stormy, some snow.
  • Location: Heswall, Wirral

    Fuschia still flowering here at the moment, really well actually, shows no sign of dying. The amount of berries growing this year is unbelievable too! Some summer flowers growing too, in fact a lot of flowers in shaded and sheltered areas.

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