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Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb'


Fuchsia 'Tom Thumb' (Fuchsia)

Given to me by a non-gardener who won it in a raffle! :-))



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Nice non gardener Spritz ....do you give this some protection over winter ?

22 Oct, 2009

 

I wish I had a few non-gardener friends like that.

22 Oct, 2009

 

lucky you barbara, i wish to toto lol

22 Oct, 2009

 

I haven't planted it in the garden, because of the time of year - so I shall take it into the greenhouse when frosts are forecast. It's meant to be a hardy one!

22 Oct, 2009

 

It is hardy. And a lovely one that doesn't grow very tall. Nice for a border or rockary. Great that the non gardener gave it to you. You'll be pleased with it. It flowers profusely :o)

23 Oct, 2009

 

Would you advise me to plant it out now, then, Hywel?

23 Oct, 2009

 

It might be better to keep it in the pot for winter. Maybe it's roots will not be able to anchor it enough in the soil if we have gales. Also if it has been kept indoors it will not be used to braving the weather. However if you do plant it out I think it would survive. Make sure you plant it rather deeper than it is in the pot. It is said this helps protect it from the worst frost.

23 Oct, 2009

 

So my first reaction was probably the right one, then. Is it OK to let it die back naturally in the greenhouse? I don't want to chop off all the pretty flowers! :-((

23 Oct, 2009

 

Let it die back at it's own pace. I never do mine until end of November. They die back naturally and I think that is better for them than being forced.
Subsequent years in the garden it will not need taking in for winter.

23 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks, Hywel. I always know who to ask about Fuchsias! :-)

23 Oct, 2009

 

I'm always nervous about giving advice, because I only say what works for me in the conditions I have here. Other places are different and I always wonder if my advice is correct.
Generally though, this fuchsia is hardy and it's usually best to plant them a bit deeper than they are in the pot.
I always say I never put my fuchsias in until mid November at the earliest, but maybe I'd have to do it sooner if I lived further north or east. I always hope people will realise this.

23 Oct, 2009

 

Brill free gift.

23 Oct, 2009

 

A nice man - my daughter's father-in-law!

23 Oct, 2009

 

i agree with hywell, i have this and aldy thumb and they do brill. there are some in pots [into greenhouse] and some in the ground . they are very floriferous.

25 Oct, 2009

 

This is a beauty Barbara. looking very healthy

29 Oct, 2009

 

So far, so good, Docbob! My forte is NOT fuchsias, though.

29 Oct, 2009

 

Well you have had lots of good advice on here.

29 Oct, 2009

 

Yes, exactly! SUCH an excellent resource! :-)

29 Oct, 2009



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